Never before has the social and emotional health of an education setting been more important or valued.
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives, wellbeing, and mental health of all children, young people, families, teachers, and schools:
- School Leaders have had to redeploy human and technical resources to support remote learning, whilst at the same time considering the continued schooling of essential worker children and the health and wellbeing of staff with underlying health conditions. They need our support.
- Teachers have had to switch in a heartbeat to delivering high quality remote learning by whatever means possible, stretching their knowledge and capacity, with the risks of fracturing fragile relationships with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in their school communities They need our support.
- The nature of the lockdown experience has had a disproportionate impact on low income disadvantaged children and young people and their families- be it overcrowded family homes, lack of access to assistive and social technologies, childcare, income uncertainty and the intense social pressures that arise from unstable family relationships. They need our support.
- Despite the best efforts of schools, some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in our schools have been re-traumatised by the loss of regular schooling (acknowledged as one of the major protective factors in guaranteeing positive life outcomes) and contact with their teachers and learning assistants, significant and sustained emotional and social pressures due to family circumstances, and through exposure to harm in the ungoverned spaces of the street, the park, social interactions on the internet. They need our support.
- Looking forward, the reintegration of children and young people back into education will be a monumental challenge. School leaders, teachers, learning assistants, children, young people and their families will need our support.
Achievement for All can provide this urgently needed support only with your help.
The new Achievement for All campaign - Putting Wellbeing at the Heart of Learning - will fund:
- a high-impact offer that will support learning communities (from 2 - 24 years old children and young people, their teachers, and their families), through;
- a range of classic and COVID-19 bespoke improvement programmes, that will;
- help meet the intense challenges caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Can you help the Putting Wellbeing at the Heart of Learning campaign by joining us at one of our 20 minute Virtual Fundraising Events (1pm, 3pm, 5pm), on Monday 1st June?
The Virtual Fundraising Events need your input to discuss and establish how sponsors can help AfA to provide crucial support to ALL vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, their families, their teachers, and their schools.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please fill in the following form to register your interest.