Returning to school after lockdown
Page last reviewed: 04 March 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.
This guide aims to:
- Outline the scale of the challenge that schools and young people are facing.
- Provide practical advice, activities and support.
As you support your pupils’ transition back to class-based learning, here are things to keep in mind as well as practical tools, strategies and activities.
Supporting your child with their mental health and wellbeing as they prepare to return to school.
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