Back to School Guide: Supporting student wellbeing

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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In this 12-page guide, we consider how the lockdown will have affected young people’s wellbeing and mental health, what challenges we expect to see as more students return, and how schools must respond...

Our free Back to School guides offer advice ahead of September and the wider opening of schools.

This free 12-page download features a range of contributions from experts in mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding, SEND and other relevant areas – all offering practical advice and ideas for how we can support students returning to school post-lockdown.

Articles include:

  • Spotting the signs: 10 mental health challenges to look-out for
  • Safeguarding: Domestic violence incidents
  • Safeguarding: What signs to look-out for
  • Planning for September: What will school ‘feel like’?
  • SEN students and masking behaviours
  • A case study: Prioritising relationships with pupils – and families
  • The psychological impact on older students
  • Trauma-informed schools: Opportunities to talk
  • Behaviour: Preparing our responses

There are four guides in this Back to School series published by SecEd and our sister magazine Headteacher Update.

For each guide, there is a related episode of The SecEd Podcast featuring further best practice discussion, advice and guidance. These podcasts are publishing in September and October 2020. Find them at


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