Start of Second Full Week

Date: 14 Sep 2020

Starting Week 2

We hope last week went well and as you start the second week back, everyone is familiar with the new systems and controls put in place to stay safe and Covid19 free.

We are all working with and on ‘recovery plans’, our aims and plans are to support the young people who may have experienced trauma, disappointment or anxiety. We also know that the impact of the pandemic will have effected people differently and to varying degrees. Therefore the support and guidance we provide will be in accordance to need and want. Professor Barry Carpenter explained, the dilemmas and issues young children maybe struggling with at present.

To keep you informed of the latest information and resources to support the health and wellbeing of your students, we continue to bring you trusted, tested resources for teaching. This week Public Health England launched a new NHS approved campaign targeting 5-18year olds, approved by the PSHE association. Downloadable curriculum resources are available, with help and tips to support parents and introduce the new RSE guidance. Register on the DFE website to access all resources and campaigns. The government guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, was released today.

Chameleon PDE have also launched free lessons across a range of topics for 5-18 Year olds, focusing on ‘recovery 2020’ with guidance for teachers. Sign up to their website to access the resources.

On a final note this week please can you fill out the Sugar Smart Survey.  Sugar Smart is making a case for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy money to be spent on healthy eating projects in schools, and on local insights into how this money could be spent for maximum long term impact. The survey will be open till mid-September and will take about 10-15 minutes (you may need info to hand, such as how sugar levy funds were previously spent in your area, or other capital funded projects in schools). Please feel free to share this widely with network groups and partnerships.

Remember Swindon its’ up to all of us, stay safe – hands, face, space. You can download blank Swindon campaign posters to personalise the messages in your school.