Coronavirus & Teenagers Handbook

Coronavirus & Teenagers Handbook

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very mindful of the challenges that you are facing to help to educate and support your children in these unprecedented times.  Whilst we as a school are continuing to provide daily online lessons and resources to all of our students, the day to day and face to face interactions, between adult and child, are now taking place in the family home.

Not only this but we know that as parents you have to manage the anxiety and concerns surrounding the virus that your children will naturally be experiencing.

As a school community we want to support you as best we can in these changed circumstances and have provided you with this handy guide which I hope that you will find useful. (The guide can also be downloaded as a PDF by following the link below).

The interventions and resources in this guide are examples from which you can pick and choose, depending on which ones you feel will work best for your unique set of circumstances.  Please, do not feel under pressure to do everything on the list but please do give some a try if you think they’ll help.

We recognise that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ response in these new circumstances, but we do know that everyone is doing the best that they can.  With that in mind, I hope that you, as parents, are being kind to, and looking after, yourselves, as well as your children.

As a school we are very much here to support you and are happy for you to get in touch for further advice and guidance.

With warmest best wishes

Paul Dunne