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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Worries about returning to school

 

BACK TO SCHOOL WORRIES - PARENTS

The West Sussex Education Psychology Team has been working with partners to produce additional support and guidance for schools, and to support children particularly in their return to school.

Please see attached in the links below resources that are being recommended nationally by the DfE as a support for the emotional wellbeing of children over the period of their return. The Return to school questions are a great way to help your child to share their thoughts and feelings. This will provide an overview of the emotional impact of lock-down and enable us to understand how best to support children on their return.

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My return to school (Year 3 and 4)

Please click the image opposite to open up the form for Year 3 and 4 children  - My Return to School. Parents may print of the questionnaire to complete with their child and then return this to their child's class teacher. We would strongly recommend a copy is made and kept at home if bringing the original into school. Alternatively, send a pdf or photos of the completed questionnaire to pastoral@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk. A pastoral team member will be in contact within a few days of receiving the copy of the completed questionnaire.

 

 

My return to school (Year 5 and 6)

Please click the image opposite to open up the form for Year 3 and 4 children  - My Return to School. Parents may print of the questionnaire to complete with their child and then return this to their child's class teacher. We would strongly recommend a copy is made and kept at home if bringing the original into school. Alternatively, send a pdf or photos of the completed questionnaire to pastoral@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk. A pastoral team member will be in contact within a few days of receiving the copy of the completed questionnaire.

 

Online My Return to School Questionnaire

To support an easier return of information to our Pastoral team we have created a very similar questionnaire that may be completed on-line and is automatically received by our team. Please open the relevant questionnaire above as you will get a 
a child friendly version of this online form but we hope the online form will make completion easier for families - avoiding printing and losing paper copies.

Please complete this form in one session to avoid losing your responses. It may take at least 30 minutes to think, talk about and fill in the answers. Parents are welcome to type children's answers for them, if that helps. BUT every answer must be the child's - it is critically important that we gain the truest version of a child's thoughts and feelings - without fear or favour.

If using a small screen, mobile phone or tablet you should use this link to open the form in a new window - it will be easier to complete

BACK TO SCHOOL WORRIES - CHILDREN

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You may be happy that you can come back to school in September, or you may not be! We will all be really happy to see you.

The first day that you come back to school you might have butterflies, that’s normal. Don’t think about the whole week of school, just take it one day at a time.

However you’re feeling, it’s natural to be a bit nervous about:   

  • what school will be like when you go back  
  • meeting a new teacher
  • catching up with work 
  • seeing friends again 
  • starting a new routine 
  • coping away from home and missing family
  • keeping safe and following social distancing.

Whatever’s worrying you about school, we can help. You can complete a Return to School Support Plan and write down any worries that you have and what we could do to help you.