Family health and wellbeing at school 2021
Over the last year our lives and daily habits have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic – for some of us a little, but for many of us a lot. We might have had to get used to working from home, not working, having the children home all the time or part of the time.
Daily routines which revolved around getting up in the morning for school and work, may be different. Some children may be anxious about returning to school after time home-schooling. And for some of us lockdown may have led to unhealthier lifestyles.
For children in Leicestershire, March is marking a return to ‘normal’ routine, with schools welcoming pupils back to full-time education. To help you continue adjusting to the return of school, we’ve pulled together some hints and tips, resources and links to other websites that you might find useful:
We hope you have found this information useful. Please keep up to date with latest government guidelines, and more specific detail here which includes information for parents and carers about the opening of early years providers, schools and colleges, safety in schools, attendance, transport, school meals and exams.
Please keep in mind that children are now required to return to school in March, it is not optional.
If your child is starting primary school for the first time this autumn, or if you have a child starting next year, there's more information on school readiness.
Feel like you might need a bit more help?
If you have particular worries about the return to school, it is a good idea to speak to your child’s school as soon as possible at the start of term. Please let your child’s form or class teacher know if they are particularly anxious or worried and they will ensure your child has the support they need.
Barnardo’s have received government funding for a project called See, Hear, Respond – this includes a family support hub for emotional wellbeing, support for families, online life, returning to school, SEND, Young Carers. You can self-refer for services which include a mixture of on-line and 1-1 support.
If you have tried the suggestions above but are worried that your family is struggling, our Children and Family Wellbeing Service can provide help and support on a range of issues which include parenting and behaviour difficulties, lower level mental health difficulties for children age 8+, youth work, intensive family support, support to new parents, family support. You can phone us on 0116 3058727 if you would like to know more.
Or you can self-refer online using the Request for Service form. If you are unable to do this, you can ask any professional to submit a request on your behalf.