As schools begin to gradually re-open, it is essential that all staff are prepared for potentially sensitive conversations that may take place. With pupils having spent a long time at home and out of school, many teachers have expressed concern about the needs of pupils once they return.
It is important that staff feel prepared and confident to support their pupils. We have put together some advice for having supportive conversations based on our guidance from the Safer Schools App.
All staff must have read and understood any new policies and procedures. It is vital that they understand how to support pupils who have been affected by the pandemic, the referral process and what support exists for their own health and wellbeing.
Follow these steps to having supportive conversations.