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Return to School Sept 2020

Gleadless site only

Please see a letter from Sheffield Council regarding the opening of our Gleadless site. 

Return to school Further Information and Support

As we return to school this September we know our students will have worries and need further information and support. Please see below websites we feel might help with the transition.

Mask wearing exemption card and lanyard

Please use the link to the website called hidden disabilities, provides the public with a mask wearing exemption card and lanyard they can use. I thought I would share it with you in case other parents experience the same issue. They are cheap too :-)

https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/shop.html

Return to school resources can be found at

Mentally healthy schools resources for parents, students and school staff

Unicef 

Return to school help poster

Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young Minds, The Mix, Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

Social Stories

Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital has produced resources for children, young people and families. These include social stories about going back to school, social bubbles at school and hand washing: https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families/

The Speech and Language therapy service has also produced short videos to help families help their children talk. These are on You Tube and also promoted by the Parent Carer Forum’s Facebook page:

Episode One - Laundry

Episode Two - Syllable clapping

Episode Three - Breakfast

Episode Four - Digging for Treasure

 

Everyone worries

Support for emotional wellbeing

Safe hands thinking minds