Back to school support
Please click on the links below for lots of guidance/ support on returning to school.
Keeping you and your child’s physical and mental health well, over the next coming weeks is so important to help manage the COVID-19 virus. We hope that you are following the public health guidelines as they update regularly to best manage your health and take care of you and your family. Alongside the COVID-19 government guidelines and restrictions, we acknowledge that this may have an impact upon your child’s emotional wellbeing and that access to support and everyday things that keep us well may be restricted. We therefore felt it important to signpost you to simple strategies, useful helplines & digital resources that maybe useful at this moment. Please read the below and we hope you keep you and your family well.
Returning to school after lockdown
Guidance for Parents.docx - this NHS document provides information to parents regarding supporting children in returning to school and addressing any worries or concerns you may have.
Going back to school - simple Social Story with symbols - This social story is a simple way in supporting EYFS and KS1 children in understanding the changes that have taken place and how they may feel returning to school.
Back to School Social Story longer version with symbols - This social story is a simple way in supporting EYFS and KS1 children in understanding the changes that have taken place and how they may feel returning to school.
Helping my child return to school after coronavirus - The document was produced by the Lancashire EYFS team and has practical ideas on how to support children in returning to school through activities, talk and stories.
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different directions and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.
A mixture of concern about Covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact can make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
When emotions explode (Young Minds)
Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Download the poster here:
We have gathered important information to support you through this worrying time. Please click on the links below for guidance/ advice for families and parents/ carers.
SEND Home Learning Support
Screen Savers: Looking after your eyes, body and mind when using screens (Beacon House)
We are spending more time online than ever before, possibly sitting and working with poor posture as we use makeshift desks and chairs. There is a tendency to take fewer breaks and less exercise and this is affecting our physical well-being.
Beacon House the specialist, therapeutic service for young people, families and adults has produced a series of six posters outlining ways to keep safe and alert when working at home, whether children or adults.
Download the posters here: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Savers-1.pdf
Further Beacon House resources can be found on their website here: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/resources/