Although some children have returned to school already, for many, the new autumn term will be their first time stepping into a classroom since lockdown began. Understandably, this may be a strange or worrying time for some children, parents and carers.
We know that supporting children’s mental wellbeing during the return to school is a key priority for many of you.
The Anna Freud centre for Children and Parents have collected together lots of useful resources in this toolkit, all focused on making sure the return to classrooms in the autumn is a mentally healthy one.
Please use the link below to access resources for parents and carers, featuring activities and tips for how to prepare your child for re-starting school in September. Resources include a mindfulness calendar, a self-care summer activity pack, tips for returning to school and a self-care kit amongst others.
UK Government #backtoschoolsafely campaign
On 17 August the government launched its #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September.
Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.
Leaflets explaining more about the safety measures in place will be made available over the coming days.