The lockdown and home learning have put an enormous amount of pressure on everybody. Please click on the dropdown boxes below to find the support you need. Alternatively, please use the contact us buttons to speak to a member of the school team if you are struggling.
Looking after your child's mental health
There are lots of lovely things being produced to help your child's well-being during this time which may well be very worrying or scary for them. We have linked to lots of these below.
Do give school a call if you would like any particular support with this, or if you are worried about your child or your own mental well-being.
Education Endowment Fund video about the importance of routines.
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about Covid, working from home, caring for children as well as possible financial impact 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 by clicking the link above.
Explaining Coronavirus to children
Using digital technology safely
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. Click the image below for more information.
Online Safety: Think U Know and CEOP/Parentzone
With children online more than ever it is important that we educate them (and ourselves) about keeping everybody safe online. Think U Know provides an incredible amount of resources to support parents and children. There's also further support from CEOP/Parentzone.