Tips for remote primary teaching

A teacher in Italy who has been teaching primary pupils remotely for seven weeks explains what she has learned.

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus is the cause of anxiety and concern

CAMHS resources to support children, young people and families

Supporting young people’s mental health

Advice from the Anna Freud Centre on support during periods of disruption.

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.,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.

Enquire information on Coronavirus

Enquire is the national advice service for Additional Support Needs and learning.

My learning and support during coronavirus

Reach provides information for young people with additional support needs, find out more here on Covid-19.

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.

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.

COVID-19 plain language info

A booklet by and for people with disabilities.

Coronavirus Social Story

Free social story by Little Puddins Autism Educators


Supporting and reassuring children around the world

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.