We’ve focused on finding resources and advice for families following the announcement of a third national lockdown with school closures. Remember; it’s not unusual to feel upset or overwhelmed, and we’re here to support you as a family, alongside many other services.
Lockdown Support Guide
NSPCC have shared advice articles on topics that will be on the minds of most parent/carers looking after children during lockdown. A few examples: online safety, staying home alone, working from home and supporting SEND children. You can find out more: https://www.nspcc.org.uk
JCP Support during School Closure
Each week our 'Learning Mentor' team will provide a 'virtual' coffee break chat on a variety of subjects to support you and your child through this difficult time. Look out for your weekly invite!
If you are struggling to find enough tech to go round for virtual learning, find out about low-cost/repurposed devices that can be used. Speak to school, too, as they may be able to apply for tech or mobile data on your behalf.
For those looking to supplement school-provided materials and virtual lessons, the BBC are now showing curriculum content on TV every weekday. There will be primary school materials from 9am to 12pm on CBBC, with at least two hours of programming to support the GCSE curriculum on BBC two. There’s also loads of useful content for all age ranges on BBC Bitesize. If you’re panicking about how tough you or your child find home-schooling, remember teachers ultimately want the same as you: for your child to be healthy and happy! The most important thing you can do is love and support them.