SUPPORTING PUPILS TO READJUST, RECOVER AND MOVE FORWARDS ?
Children and young people are often more resilient than we give them credit for and we must remember that schools cannot be responsible for everything; they can only control what happens in school and they have very limited influence over life outside school.
Children will be bringing their experience of coronavirus and lockdown with them but some of their anxieties and concerns may shift to focus on their new circumstances. For some children and young people, managing the transition back into school might be the most challenging aspect they face. Something that has always been a constant in their life, school, has become transitory and their relationship with school may have become fragile. When they return, school is likely to look and feel very different.
Here are some simple strategies to put into practice across your school:
– Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
– NAHT – The union for school leaders