Information for Parents and Carers
This page has been created to provide parents and carers with information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be updated regularly and contains academy specific information as well as guidance from Academies Enterprise Trust.
At the present time the school remains closed to pupils on until further notice with the exception of vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. All the latest information is on this page, our news page and Facebook pages.
Local Authority Support and Guidance
Supporting children and families through unexpected times of rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus
The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as they feel would be helpful. They include information relevant to children across the early years and school age range including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
NB They are not recommendations, purely possibilities.
Information on coronavirus for children
The BBC Newsround site https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456 has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means.
Covibook – Supporting children and families around the world – Available in 18 different languages
Hello I’m a virus
Story books for children about the virus https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03
Carol Gray has produced a social story (https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf ) about coronavirus and pandemics. The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general.
Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety
Managing anxiety about the virus as adults