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Pastoral Support and advice for Parents and Carers

As a community, we are all mindful that it is important for us all to feel connected and supported by those we know and trust. Therefore, we have put a range of information on these pages to support our pupils and their parents/carers.

In school, Tutors will meet their tutees twice a week as a small group. Tutors will also be able to offer their usual level of individualised support and encouragement to pupils.

House meetings will be held at the start of each day for different year groups, with the whole house coming together on a Friday morning.

You will be provided with regular updates and useful information and are welcome to email your child’s Housemaster or Housemistress for any further advice or guidance.

Individual Counselling available

1-2-1 counselling session are available for pupils via our independent counsellor. Please email the Medical Centre medcen@wycliffe.co.uk

Bereavement Support

All children (and adults) have questions about the effects of the virus but for children who have had someone important die or have a member of their family who is ill, this anxiety is likely to be heightened. In the links below are a number of resources that will help parents and carers reassure bereaved children.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish provide information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus.

‘Coronvirus: Supporting bereaved children and young people’ https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus-supporting-bereaved-children-and-young-people/

‘Coronavirus: How to say goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible’ https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus-funerals-alternative-goodbyes/

Cruse

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They have a range of bereavement advice.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/for-parents

Local bereavement support

The childhood bereavement network can help you find support locally to you if you live in the UK

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/find-help-near-you.aspx