GHLL Rainbow Journal.
My Journey...Walking the path together.
The purpose of the ‘My Journey…walking the path together’ journal, is to give children and young people the opportunity to reflect and share some of the often, overwhelming emotions and experiences they will have had whilst in lockdown, and may continue to experience once back at school.
The booklet also aims to encourage children and young people in upper KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 to reflect and identify times of strength and resulting growth, and consider how these strengths may be positively used in the future.
The discussion and resulting activities, will give the children and young people and opportunity to share and understand the commonality of many of the emotions. This sharing and reflecting, will help them to identify emotions and the resulting feelings and behaviours. By understanding the emotions, it may help them to deal with them and move forwards in a positive way. To understand many of their emotions are normal.
Each activity can be supported with more in depth curriculum input - depending on the time available.
Click here for the supporting notes to accompany this booklet.
We have also tailored this booklet to make it suitable for KS1. Click here to view.
Pandemic measurement survey
Anna Freud: Schools in Mind
Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. Click here to see their COVID19 resources.
British Red Cross
GHLL - Back to school
General advice, managing transition back to school, governors and staff support, setting up a post COVID action plan to support children and build on the curriculum.
Sometimes work (or just life) can be tough. Print this poster for your staffroom from Education Support.
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Year 6 to Year 7 secondary school transition: Ideas for schools
The summer term is traditionally the time of year when schools plan a raft of activities and events to support pupils moving from one phase of their education to the next. This year transition will inevitably look different and present a challenge on many levels.
Pupils will be dealing with significant loss as the rites of passage that are normally associated with this transition have been taken away. Here are some specific ideas and tips to help support pupils in managing this time when the usual transition arrangements will not be in place. In addition to this, activities and suggestions targeted for the whole school will be relevant.