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Information for parents

For those children who are coming back to school this is a story to help children feel positive about returning to school. It provides details of how things will specifically work at Holbrook.

Many children may be anxious about losing the routine of school, not having as much contact with their friends or what they have heard about the virus. The following resources may be helpful. 

Guide to Coronavirus from the Children's commissioner
A free information booking explaining he coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Social stories

Social stories are written to be as clear as possible to support a child's understanding. The following are from a range of sources and vary in complexity. 

Zones of regulation

We use the Zones of regulation in school to help children identify and verbalise their feelings. It's important children know it's OK to be in any of the zones but it can be helpful to support them in identifying strategies they can use to move back to the green zone. 

Mental health and wellbeing

Dr Xavier Eloquin is our locality Educational Psychologist. He has written these two guides on managing stress and anxiety at this time. 
Useful websites