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Support a Safe & Successful Return to School using the SWAN framework

Sunday 17th May 2020

These videos and the accompanying guided discussion template aim to enable you to use the SWAN framework as a springboard for thinking about the return to school for children and adults.

Remember – the swan looks like they are gracefully gliding across the surface, whilst in fact they are frantically paddling beneath the water.  Right now, our children need us more than ever to be the swan.

S – safe

W – welcoming

A – all together

N - nurturing

I would recommend having as many staff, students and families as possible engage with the course or the ensuing discussions.  Try to foster an environment of creativity, collaboration and commitment to one another and your children. We do not know the answers yet, but we’ll find better ones if we search for them together.

This course is from Creative Education and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsnmith who has worked with many Wiltshire schools.

It is an on demand video course that you can watch at a pace to suit you. The content is delivered in bite sized videos that will take less than an hour to watch in total. Implementing the ideas will take longer of course!

Whilst the videos are designed to be watched as a series, you might choose to come back and dip in and out of particular modules to refresh your knowledge.

At the end of the course there is a short activity to help you reflect on what you’ve learned and consider how to take it forwards. It’s absolutely up to you whether you decide to do this, but many people who do tell us that it helps them to apply what they’ve learned to their current context and think clearly about what practical next steps they can take to have a positive impact with their new knowledge, understanding and skills.

This and other useful links can be found here: Compilation of local and national support for mental health and Coronavirus

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