HELPING PUPILS DEAL WITH FEAR, ANXIETY AND UNCERTAINTY ?
As teachers and school leaders, there are several things you can do to support children and young people who may be feeling anxious at this time. It is important for schools to normalise that it’s ok to feel anxious. It can also be useful for pupils to understand that things are changeable; but if they are worried, they can speak to identified key adults in their life (both at school and at home) about how they are feeling. Providing clear, factual information about what changes are occurring and why is important in helping to contain potential anxiety.
If a child is feeling anxious, here a few strategies that may be helpful to implement:
– Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
– NAHT – The union for school leaders