March Reopening

Getting Your Child Ready to Return to School

I am sure many of you will be looking forward to getting back to some form of normality and finally for your children to return to formal schooling. However, it is important that we do not make too many assumptions about how our children will be feeling about coming back to school.  

Now may be a good time for you to open up some conversations at home, so that you can help your child to deal with any worries or reservations they might have, and help them to feel more confident about their return.

 

Sometimes it’s helpful to remind ourselves that the situation we are currently in is only temporary. When faced with a challenging situation, such as the pandemic, or when experiencing a difficult feeling, which can feel intense and long-lasting, it can be hard to think about anything else. Instead of letting it consume us, if we focus on the fact that it’s temporary and will end at some point, this can help us to shake it off and feel a little less overwhelmed. Actively saying to ourselves: “This feeling/situation is temporary and it will pass!”, can help reframe our mind-set and enable us to take a step back and see things from a different perspective.

 

Below are some very helpful tips and resources from organisations such as Young Minds with some simple examples of things you can do to help your child get ready for his or her return to school:

 

Young Minds

CAMHS Resources

Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

Winston's Wish 

Mental Health Foundation

Partnership for Children Worksheet

 

If you would like some further support or have any worries that you feel you would like to share with us about your child returning to school, please contact:

 

Karen Sutton our HSLW at ksutton@moss-lane.surrey.sch.uk or

Jo Fulterer our SENDco at senco@moss-lane.surrey.sch.uk 

T. 01483 417214 E. info@moss-lane.surrey.sch.uk