BBC Parents’ Toolkit

BBC Parents’ Toolkit


Helen Blowers
Helen Blowers
BBC Parents’ Toolkit

The pastoral team is receiving a lot of phone calls from very worried parents and we want you to know, you are not alone!

We are working hard to build up social and resilience skills that may have been affected by the tumultuous past year, as well as the more obvious academic challenges, but many parents are asking what they can do to support their children at home.  Home schooling was very tough but now many parents are feeling helpless moving forward and would still like to support their children in some way.
My first instinct is to tell you that, if you are reading this and all the other communication from school, you are supporting your child.  As parents ourselves, the pastoral team are well aware of parent/carer guilt and how we constantly tell ourselves we should be doing more.  We are not here to add to this but if you do have a few minutes spare please do take a quick look at the BBC Parents’ Toolkit (please click here) and BBC Headroom (please click here) for Parents’ tips for mental health
It has some fantastic family activities for all age groups designed to support students with home learning (now back to home work!) as well as some great mindfulness and wellbeing activities.  They also have a great article on getting children to help out during Ramadan.  Most importantly it goes to show that lots and lots of parents still have serious concerns.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the pastoral team if you have any questions or concerns.  We will always do what we can to help.
Have a great weekend
Bushey Meads Pastoral Team

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