Thank you for contributing to this survey.
This is a collaborative approach between St James Head of School, Students, Parents, Carers and the Mental Health Support Team for Schools.
The following questions have come together from a wide range of conversations with the school community.
The purpose of this survey is to gather your current thoughts and feelings and together develop ideas to help us all design a smooth and safe return to classroom learning in a fully populated school.
1. What year group will you start in September 2021
2. Practical Information.
We would like to hear from you what practical information you need for you to feel confident and comfortable with your Young Person returning to classroom learning, currently estimated to be in the Autumn term for most.
Please rate below the importance to you of receiving this information:
3. Learning information:
Many young people have thrived learning from home and many young people have found this too difficult.
This question aims to gather any concerns and ideas you have.
4. Mental Health:
The impact of COVID-19; of Lockdown and our own life experiences during the last 3 months is different for every student, every family.
This question aims to understand the specific impact of COVID-19 and Lockdown on you.
This will help us begin to understand the impact of COVID-19 on our entire school community, not just our students. After all, you are the main adult in your young persons world, your mental health is also important to us.
We know our health anxieties, separation anxieties and social anxieties have had to increase significantly to help us naturally comply with health guidance during Lockdown, but what is the impact of this and what does reducing levels of anxiety need to look like.
Health anxiety refers to when we have a fear of becoming unwell
Social anxiety refers to when we have a fear of being around others
Separation anxiety refers to when we have a fear of being away from a loved one/loved ones
Low mood refers to a reduction in feeling hopeful, content, happy, positive.
5. Helpful Services:
We are wanting to make sure we provide information on different services that can at times help support individuals with experiences that affect their mental health.
The following list of life experiences will help us begin to recognise what our families might need over the coming weeks. This information will help our Mental Health Support Teams know areas to focus on when bringing together the Mental Health Support in Schools Information Pack. These packs will be available in the Autumn on our website.
Please be reassured, this questionnaire is 100% anonymous.
6. Your Young Person:
We are keen to know your experience and observations of your young person during Lockdown.
This will begin to help us recognise the negative and positive impact of Lockdown for our students. This could be helpful in our review of teaching during our transition phase as well as being helpful in mapping the functional, social and emotional needs of our students as they return.
7. Keeping in Touch:
Thinking about keeping in touch with our students, parents and carers through the transition back into classroom learning, we welcome your ideas that could help us map out the next few weeks and months ahead.
(When we refer to FaceTime options this would be considered with safe platform, adjusted background scene and student in school uniform)
8. This is your opportunity to share your appreciation, thoughts, experiences on how St James Head, Leadership team, tutors, teaching staff, pastoral staff or governors have positively taken the school through Lockdown.
We also welcome your ideas on how the next few weeks can be improved.