Coronavirus Help Pack for Schools

Resources to support schools

The Schools Improvement Service and Early Years team have collated resources for schools to use to support learning during the period of school closures.

You can find more information about the resources, by clicking on this link https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/school-improvement/coronavirus-help-pack-for-schools/home-learning-opportunities

Home Learning Hub

Home Learning Hub - In addition to this, we have created a Home Learning section of the website. You can visit the Home Learning Hub by clicking on this link: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning. The Home Learning Hub contains activities sorted by subject area and age group. 

DFE Resources for Schools and Parents - The government has produced a list of available resources online to support home learning. Click here to see the resources and click here for information for schools and parents

Internet Safety Advice and Supporting Distance Learning

Home Learning Hub Computing Page

During school closures, children are likely to spend more time on the internet. To help parents to feel confident that their children are using the internet safely, we have shared websites and activities, here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/computing 

ICT Service Advice

The ICT Service has shared the following advice about supporting distance learning and keeping children safe online.

https://theictservice.org.uk/service/supporting-distance-learning/

https://theictservice.org.uk/service/online-safety-advice-for-parents-during-school-closures/

Please give careful consideration to how you set work and how you support parents with ensuring the safety their children when using online learning resources.

Looking after Your Own Wellbeing and that of Staff

The way schools operate has changed drastically in a short space of time, so it’s important to find new ways to look after the wellbeing of everyone:

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11242/looking-after-each-other-ourselves-final.pdf

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service – The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioners can offer staff wellbeing sessions virtually, via Teams.

Keep Your Head (Adults) – A central hub of high quality information on mental health and mental health services https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults

QWELL - A free online support and wellbeing community offering counselling sessions as well as self-help resources and peer support through moderated forums https://www.cpslmind.org.uk/qwell/

Lifeline Plus - A new helpline for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough providing a listening ear, to discuss issues affecting mood & wellbeing especially during this time. Provides support to people aged 18 and over between 9am and 2pm on freephone 0808 808 2121. The line supports people to manage their wellbeing, provide self-help advice or signpost to other organisations for particular concerns.

PSHE and Wellbeing

Home Learning Hub

You can find wellbeing resources for schools and parents, here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/school-improvement/coronavirus-help-pack-for-schools/wellbeing

This page includes a wide range of resources to support parents and their children, with age-appropriate story books for explaining the coronavirus to activities and ideas for staying mentally and physically healthy.

PSHE Association

The PSHE Association has created a 'coronavirus hub' on their website to support schools and parents with home learning and talking about COVID19 with children, here: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/coronavirus-hub

Mental Health First Aid England have shared advice and resources to support those working from home, here: https://mhfaengland.org/remote-working-resources/everyone/

You can also find a letter with advice for parents, from Juliet Adloune, in the download section below. It's called, An Idea for How to Help Manage Home Learning.

Outdoor Learning at School

Outdoor Learning Cards and Loan Packs

If you would like to provide outdoor learning activities for the children in your care during the period of school closures, we have some Outdoor Learning Cards and Loan Packs that schools can borrow. If you would be interested in borrowing the outdoor cooking stoves, download the document below and contact stephen.brown@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 

Please click here for early years funding advice.