Are you ready for back to school?

Are you ready for back to school?

From RBWM.

The summer holidays are ending this week, so all mums and dads make sure

you’ve got the 2023/24 term dates in your calendars.


There are approximately 4,500 children in the Royal Borough making the move

up to secondary school, and while this transition is exciting for many, it can

bring new challenges or worries.


If you are a parent or carer, make sure you speak with your child to help them prepare for this big step to secondary school. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced this great video which you can view on our Facebook page and advice for parents. A booklet for children making the transition is also available from Barnardo’s.


Our Wellbeing Team and Emotional Literacy Support Assistants work with

schools in the Royal Borough, alongside parents, carers, and partner services,

to support children with a range of issues including feelings of anxiety. You can

learn more about them in our short video.


There’s a wealth of professional guidance from Kooth (for children aged 10+) and the NHS on coping techniques available to parents and young people to help with anxiety.


Frimley Health and Care also has a helpful guide for children to help them

manage their mental health. Their Little Blue Book of Sunshine is a great

source of reliable, professional guidance.

Mental health support and information for young people is also available on ourwebsite.

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