COVID-19

Tips for remote primary teaching

A teacher in Italy who has been teaching primary pupils remotely for seven weeks explains what she has learned.
https://www.tes.com/news/5-tips-remote-primary-teaching-after-7-weeks

Is pupil feedback useful at the moment?

Giving pupils remote feedback at this time risks widening the gap between the most and least able, argues Ian Taylor.
https://www.tes.com/news/feedback-during-covid-19-will-it-widen-gap

The lockdown, children in care and family contact

The ‘lockdown’ is impacting on children’s connections with family. An open letter from Parents Advocacy and Rights
https://parparentsadvocacyrights.com/2020/04/18/open-letter-to-nicola-sturgeon-children-in-care-during-lockdown-need-family-contact/

Outdoor Play at Emergency Childcare Settings – Guidance on COVID-19

Care Inspectorate guidance acknowledges that spending time outside, engaged in active play, is good for the mental and physical health, while also following the advice given.
https://bit.ly/Outdoor-play-coronavirus

Coronavirus is the cause of anxiety and concern

CAMHS resources to support children, young people and families
https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus

Supporting young people’s mental health

Advice from the Anna Freud Centre on support during periods of disruption.
https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/

Sex, alcohol and Covid-19

Unintended pregnancy is a concern, but the risks of an unwelcome outcome are elevated by the well-kent combination of alcohol and sex.
https://www.holyrood.com/comment/view,sex-alcohol-and-the-covid19-pandemic_15379.htm

Coronavirus a book for children

By the Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler from Nosy Crow books, free to download.
https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Enquire information on Coronavirus

Enquire is the national advice service for Additional Support Needs and learning.
https://enquire.org.uk/coronavirus/

My learning and support during coronavirus

Reach provides information for young people with additional support needs, find out more here on Covid-19.
https://enquire.org.uk/coronavirus/

Covid19, children’s care and protection

One stop shop for information from CELCIS – on residential care, kinship care, adoption and foster care. With content for care-experienced young people, social workers and teachers too.
https://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/spotlight/covid19info/

Child contact and Coronavirus

It is understandable that there may be anxiety about child contact arrangements and what this might mean for children. Information from Scottish Women’s Rights Centre.
https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/news/covid-19coronavirus-info/child-contact-during-coronaviruscovid-19/ge-bank/spotlight/covid19info/

COVID-19 plain language info

A booklet by and for people with disabilities.
https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus-accessible-.pdf

Coronavirus Social Story

Free social story by Little Puddins Autism Educators
https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/Coronavirus-accessible-.pdf

#COVIBOOK

Supporting and reassuring children around the world
https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Best coronavirus resources for parents

Parenting Across Scotland have considered what families might need just now and put together the best information and resources – from play to mental health to benefits and more. To be kept up to date, with more added as they become available.
https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/info-for-families/coronavirus/