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Letter from Assistant Headteacher
We are aware that, following the news of school closures and the current situation we are experiencing, many of our community may be feeling concerned and anxious at this time.
In order to support with this, we have put together below some links to websites/resources/videos (including talking about the Coronavirus with your family, coping with anxiety, activities for families in self-isolation and looking after your mental and physical health) that you or your child may find useful.
Some links are aimed at parents and others at young people. We are also aware that some families have much younger or primary school aged children, therefore, there are also
links aimed at this age group as well as social stories to assist parents/carers with explaining the situation to those children who are much younger.
The wellbeing of our students remains as important as it always has done, and we would ask that if you have any concerns regarding your son or daughters mental health in the coming
weeks, that you let us know so we can support where possible.
Mrs Dennis| Assistant Headteacher and SENCO
Information about the virus and ideas for family activities whilst self-isolating
Young Minds – what to do if you are anxious about the virus
Child Mind Institute – Talking to kids about coronavirus
For families of early years age children including an activity guide:
Tips for Families
At Home Activity Guide
Parent-focused ideas from Special Needs Jungle about how to support children with anxiety around coronavirus, including an easy-read explanation for children and adults with learning difficulties.
Special Needs Jungle
Information for parents on the virus translated into different languages
Video with guidance for Parents/Carers on supporting young people: