Thank you to all you headteachers and staff in our schools who have worked so hard and done amazing things in these times.
Not only have you kept the education going for the pupils in your care, you have also made sure that there have been Signs of Faith, Hope and Love.
Please read this letter of thanks from Bishop Libby to all our schools.
Do sign up for the weekly communication from the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. This is full of inspiration and resources so do make use of it.
This useful Coping Calendar has some sound advice and ways of managing stressful times such as these.
Sadly, it will be probable that we will have to deal with bereavement in our communities over the next weeks and months.
Here is a useful document about having difficult conversations with children produced by the Diocese of Carlisle.
However, it is important that we frame our approach to bereavement with the Christian narrative.
Resources have been written to do this:
Please also bear in mind that we have a box of hard copy resources available from our office that are available for any school to borrow once schools are open again.