School guidance for coping with coronavirus and disruption to learning
Page last reviewed: 08 January 2021
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continued levels of restrictions in place across the UK, is an unprecedented situation that continues to affect our lives. It will be hard to gauge the full impact the situation is having on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing until we emerge from it.
If you are a teacher, here are things to keep in mind as well as practical tools, strategies and activities.
If you are a teacher, here are things you can do to look after your own mental health.
We encourage school leaders to take steps to look after staff and pupils' mental health and wellbeing.
With thanks to our colleagues for reviewing this guidance:
Andy Langford - Clinical Director, Cruse Bereavement Care
Medway Primary SENCO group
Dover Primary Leaders' Group
Terry Bennett & Darren Rubin, St John and St Paul Federation, Tower Hamlets
Kevin Smart & Rebecca Smith. Leadership Advisors Medway LA
Dr Robin Precey, Canterbury Christ Church University
Teachers from our Peer Education Project schools