Ercall Wood Academy

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For the latest advice and guidance on how to protect yourself

please visit: NHS (COVID-19)


Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Guidance for Year 11 examinations

Summer 2020 grades for GCSE

A message for all GCSE students this summer


Advice and Resources

Make peace with uncertainty

This situation is one of extreme uncertainty. We don’t know what will happen, how long it will last or what things will be like when it’s over. One thing we do know, however, is that worrying about it won’t change the outcome. Learning how to tolerate the uncertainty is a huge part of building healthy coping skills for ourselves, which we then want to model for our children. Practicing mindfulness helps bring us back to the present.

PEGS Support BEAM Blog by our School Counselor BEAM GUIDE ideas for coping with anxious feelings BEAM GUIDE Supporting anxiety in CYP guide for parents and carers 
 BEAM PHONE-BASED SUPPORT 23.4.2020 child mind Action for healthy kids Home Start Child Net
Supporting your mental health while working from home Stay Safe Wash Hands Active coping calendar Child to Parent Abuse Booklet

Beam Guide Lockdown & Transitions


Beam Guide Talking To Your Child About Covid

Beam Phone Support Flyer

Safeguarding From Harmful Influences Online

Helping children and young people to manage anxiety Kooth Support
for managing emotions
Catchit Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently Chillpanda
Breathing techniques to help you relax
Cove Create Music to reflect emotions eQuoo Emotional fitness game
Feeling Good: Positive Mindset Uses audio tracks to help relax your body and mind Thrive Use games to track your mood and teach yourself methods to take control of stress Calm Meditate, sleep, relax Headspace Meditation, sleep, healthy mind Aura Personalised meditation