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Wellbeing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Support for Parents

It is important that as adults we acknowledge the stress this period of time is putting on all of us, children and adults alike.

Mental Health

As a school we use the 'NHS Ways to Wellbeing' to help us think about our Mental Health. There are some links at the bottom of this page for you to use if you need help. Equally, please do contact school and someone will be happy to support and advise you. 

Other Support:

We know the pandemic has affected our lives in so many different ways. If you find that you are in need of financial support, support with food or a listening ear, please get in touch. We're here to help in any way we can.

Digital Wellbeing

There is a lot of research available which tells us that too much screen time can affect children. It can affect their behaviour, sleep patterns, communication skills, eye-sight and general attitudes. As such, all of our remote learning is designed so that children spend 2-3 hours a day on their device. The remaining learning should be done 'off-screen'. 

During the January lockdown we also introduced 'Wellbeing Wednesdays' these sessions are designed so that children have minimal time on screen and spend the time focusing on their wellbeing. Again, we used the 'Ways to Wellbeing' to structure these days. Should any bubble need to close in the future, a similar approach will be taken. 

Support for Pupils

As a school we have invested in training for our support staff and we're proud that we have 13 Mental Health First Aiders in school to support our pupils. These staff are available for children to talk to about their worries and concerns. 

During this period of time we have increased time for children to play outside so that both their physical and mental health continue to be a priority in school. As children return from the January lockdown, we have introduced a full afternoon where the focus is on Physical and Mental Health - children engage in PE, Mindfulness sessions, PSHE and Yoga. 

Advice for Parents:

Useful Apps for Children:

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