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Guidance for school staff to support parental anxiety

Resource description: A short guide produced by Camden Learning, with the aim to support any staff who might have to have conversations with parents who are feeling anxious and distressed. This contains tips and prompts to help manage these conversations, as well as methods on challenging unhelpful thoughts and additional resources. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Supporting parents/carers Audience: Educational providers and Senior Leadership

COVID-related critical incident support in schools

Resource description: Information about how schools can manage their critical incident (bereavement) response in relation to COVID-19. Information includes initial school response, how to support a bereaved child or young person, children’s concepts of death by age, how to react and speak to a bereaved child and supporting a bereaved child in the classroom. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Bereavement and Crisis management Audience: Educational providers and Senior Leadership

Planning for transition back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic

Resource description: Guidance from Camden Schools Services and the Camden Education Psychology Service which sets out principles to be considered by senior leadership teams in schools and Early Years Settings when planning for the return of children and young people as part of the phased return from June onward. Also contains links to additional resources. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Transition Planning Audience: Senior Leadership

Looking after ourselves: for staff in schools

Resource description: A document produced by Camden Learning, based on the NHS ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’, offering guidance to all staff working in schools. The short guide provides tips, practical suggestions and additional contacts to help keep staff and their families mentally healthy during this time. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Mental wellbeing Audience: Educational providers and Everyone

Transitions for children with SEND in the Early Years

Resource description: Guidance from the Inclusive Interventions Team on thinking about the psychological aspects of transitions for students from Camden Schools; thinking about how to welcome children back into settings after a long period of absence, and also plan for the next steps in their educational journey; focusing on the transition from nursery to school. This includes activities, details on meetings and support plans, and useful contacts. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Transition […]

Camden Learning Transition 2020-21

Resource description: A planning statement from Camden Learning about how best to support the cohort of students transitioning from Primary to Secondary school, and their unique difficulties due to having to do so within the COVID time frame. This contains advice on what this specifically means for Camden, how Primary schools can provide support, and the resources, ideas, and training that the Health and Wellbeing Teams may be able to provide. Link to resource: Read of download the PDF Resource […]

Transition, recovery and learning in the aftermath of a pandemic

Resource description: A resource directed at educational staff within nursery and primary schools, containing advice and activity ideas on what teachers can do to help themselves and their students during this transition period. Link to resource: Read of download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Practical Guidance Audience: Educational providers, Nursery, and Primary School

Understanding trauma and how it affects us

Resource description: Information from the Tavistock Trauma Service about trauma. This resource explains what happens after a traumatic event, what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is, some of the difficulties people who have experienced complex trauma may have and recovering from trauma. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Trauma Audience: Everyone

The Worry Time Technique

Resource description: A guide from Coping with Coronavirus about how to get in control of worry. “There is a lot to worry about at the moment, but don’t let worry use up the time and energy you need to be spending on keeping physically and mentally healthy.” Link to resource: Read of download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Anxiety and Worry Audience: Everyone

Managing Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Resource description: A guide from ‘Coping with Coronavirus’ about understanding your anxiety better, including why and how to manage it through breath-work, relaxation and grounding exercises. Link to resource: Read of download the PDF Resource format: PDF Topic: Anxiety Audience: Everyone