As a community, we are all mindful that it is important for us all to continue to feel connected and supported by those we know and trust. The uncertainty of when we will be back together makes this even more important in the coming weeks.
Therefore, we have put a number of initiatives in place to support our pupils and their parents/carers during this difficult time.
Tutors will contact their tutees fortnightly for an individual ‘catch up’; more often for those who may need it. Whilst these can feature some academic discussion, tutors will also be able to offer their usual level of individualised support and encouragement to pupils.
Housemistresses and masters have set up ‘Virtual Houses’ on Microsoft Teams. This will be a space for non-academic contact with peers and staff, as well as the familiar structure of House Meetings, break-time toast and coffee and inter House competitions amongst other things. Do encourage your child to look at their ‘Virtual House’ and get involved.
Parents and carers will be provided with regular updates and useful information. You are welcome to email your child’s Housemaster or Housemistress for any further advice or guidance.
1-2-1 counselling session are still available for pupils via our independent counsellor. Please either contact your Housemistress or master to request access or go email the Medical Centre email@example.com
We have sourced two useful documents that help children and young people understand the Coronavirus; ‘Supporting Children & Young People with Worries about COVID-19’ and ‘Coronavirus book for the under 7’s’.
It is also worth noting that the Childline website has an information page that explains what Coronavirus is and what your child can do if they are worried https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/
Please continue to keep in regular contact and help us forge an even stronger school community.