Education Support for Children and Young People

 

Information, advice and guidance on education support for children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Resources to Support Remote Education

Contact - Top tips for homeschooling.

Engage Education - Top tips for supporting SEND pupils when remote teaching.

 

Back to School

Contact have put together answers to some of the frequently asked questions they received regarding returning to school. 

The National Autistic Society produced a back to school guide for parents preparing children for the return to school.

Young Minds have put together a mental health support page that includes what to do if children and young people are feeling anxious about going to school.

 

Families and Disabled Children & Young People

  • An open letter from Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them on their return to school. 
  • Government guidance: advice and guidance on the return to school including transport and face coverings. 
  • Government exemption card templates. If you wish to use an exemption card or badge, you can download exemption card templates. You can then print these yourself or show them on a mobile device.
  • Young Minds: Parents guide to support school anxiety and refusal - if your child is refusing to go to school, or is feeling anxious, here's is a guide to help you support your child and work with the school. 

 

Primary & Secondary Schools

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership:

Headstart

  • Headstart Hull have worked with Barnardo’s to co-produce resources with young people and schools focusing on transition from primary to secondary school. Read here.
  • HeadStart Cornwall and the Educational Psychology Service have been working on school recovery support and here are some prompts to consider 6 ‘areas for reflection’ organised using the Swan Framework - Safe, Welcoming, Altogether, Nurturing – suggested by Dr Pooky Knightsmith.
  • HeadStart Blackpool’s Resilience Revolution has co-produced a set of recommendations with young people and their families for schools to consider in their planning around pupil return to school.

The Schools Wellbeing Partnership

  • The Schools' Wellbeing Partnership in consultation with the Department for Education, have developed a toolkit to help primary schools and secondary schools to work through the key considerations to support mental health and wellbeing as all pupils begin to return to school full time. 
  • Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership - new guidance on supporting secondary schools & colleges to prepare their recovery from Covid-19 so that the mental health of the whole school community is protected. Read here

 

Further Education

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership:

The Schools Wellbeing Partnership

  • Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership - new guidance on supporting secondary schools & colleges to prepare their recovery from Covid-19 so that the mental health of the whole school community is protected. Read here

Special Schools

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership:

  • A safe return to learning video

The National Autistic Society: Back to school guide - a guide for teachers preparing for an autistic pupils return to school. Read here.