'Back to school'
Over recent months we have been supporting the additional issues for families caused by the impact of Coronavirus to education and other provision. With the plan for schools to welcome all year groups back from September, we thought it would be helpful to look at the resources currently available and bring them together in one place.
Working with Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Specialist services in Suffolk, we held two online chat sessions to gather views and concerns from parents and share ideas for how families can be supported through this difficult period.
Some of the key themes:
- Managing anxiety and wellbeing (worries about returning, coping with change and different friendship groups)
- Transition support
- Social distancing and PPE
- Changes to provision
- Catching up on missed education and maintaining interest in learning
- School transport
- Further 'waves' of the virus
View our collation of parent comments and ideas (opens PDF)
These sessions have shaped the information we have pulled together for the pages below.
We’re developing an information video for parents and carers around the return to school which we aim to publish in early August.
We would like to hear from you with any further ideas, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are continuing to work with services to explore information and resources which will help families prepare for the planned return to education in September.
Government guidance for schools about full opening (27th July 2020)
Open ministerial letter about the return to education (21st July 2020)