COVID-19 — How can Jogo Behaviour Support help?
We realise that that the start of the new half term is unlike any other you have experienced. The past few weeks have been exceptionally busy as schools all over the country have worked so hard in preparation for the return of some of the children. Many children will return with a mixture of feelings ranging from excitement to confusion and different levels of anxiety. The experience of being away from school for such a long period of time and return to a learning environment that looks and feels so different may present all with challenges to overcome and associated behaviours to be dealt with.
Jogo Behaviour Support has, throughout this period, continued to offer a menu of services to support schools. We continue to offer these services as children begin to return to school.
We can provide:
- Individual pupil support with consultations and meetings being offered on-line to support the development of a behaviour plan that includes strategies and interventions recommendations. If agreed by all parties and following a COVID-19 risk assessment we can visit the school to support the referral process, but this will only take place if Government guidance on social distancing can be implemented. A referral can be made via this website by using the Referral Form.
- We offer advice and guidance on individual risk assessments and/or Positive Handling Plans for those more challenging behaviours
- We continue to offer training via the Zoom platform and information on all our online training can be found on this website
- Skill sharing opportunities for staff to develop activities on a group on 1:1 basis
- Resources to support activities
- Family support
- Play Therapy
- Staff Wellbeing supervision
If you are already working with Jogo Behaviour Support on an individual referral it is likely this pupil may come under the description of being vulnerable and may continue to attend school. Please be assured we will continue to offer support as usual to you and that pupil.
"Before We Had To Stay At Home"
We have written a little story to help children adjust to the changes about going back to school.
You can watch the video on this page or you can download the free resource "Before we had to stay at home" as a pdf file.
Resources For Parents
Special Play Time video (You Tube)
Special Parent-Child Play Times document (pdf)
Life Changing Play (pdf)
30 Minutes of Play (pdf)
IPA Play in Crisis Booklet for parents and carers (pdf)
Resources for Schools
Here is a link to a free online resource by Team Teach focusing on Re-calibrating the classroom. It discusses the effects of this period will have on behaviours, and offers teachers and support staff, time to pause, how children may respond, practical steps to support and a structured approach about how to respond.
Games for Social Distancing