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Covid, Health and wellbeing, Mental health

Back to school: Using psychological perspectives to support re-engagement and recovery

This briefing considers the challenges at government, community, school, family and child levels and offers recommendations for action to prepare and support the return to school

03 March 2021

As governments, local authorities and school leaders look to re-open schools as part of the recovery from Covid-19, it is important to recognise the multiple roles that schools play in the life of a child, family and community. This guidance complements the UK and national government advice on the return to school for pupils by offering a psychological perspective on the process of re-engaging children and young people with school.

Thinking of the school as a system and supporting the view that everyone in that system has their part to play, from the individual through to government departments, will help ease the transition back to school-based learning.

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