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It is recognised that school closure may have caused significant mental health difficulties for some children and some may have suffered a bereavement.  Staff may be similarly affected.

Questions for reps to ask:

  • What guidance will be given to staff on how to support children?
  • What pastoral support services will be available?
  • Does the school recognise its duties under health and safety law to protect the mental as well as physical health of staff?
  • What plans are in place to ensure that this duty is applied?
  • What counselling services are available for staff and pupils who may need support?
  • How will the school monitor workload at this time to ensure a reasonable work/life balance for staff?

Are you satisfied that appropriate measures will be in place when the school begins to open more widely?  Yes / No

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