Guidance for Learners

Guide for children returning to school after lockdown, adapted for learners who use English as an Additional Language by The Bell Foundation.

The Children’s Commissioner for England (CCO) has published a guide for children returning to school after lockdown. The guide includes information on some of the changes that children might see when they go back to school, as well as tips on what to do if they are feeling worried or nervous. The Bell Foundation, with the permission of the CCO, has adapted this guide for learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). It can be downloaded using the link at the bottom of this page.

Schools are encouraged to share this guide with both learners who use EAL and their parents/carers by email, or face-to-face, as soon as possible.

The original guide can be found on the Children’s Commissioner for England website.

Please note that the information given on Covid-19 in the Going Back to School Guide was accurate at the time of launch, however, schools and parents are encouraged to check the government website for the latest guidelines.

All rights reserved. Notwithstanding the stated permitted use of this guide “Going Back to School Guide” being the following: “Teachers are encouraged to share the relevant guide with the parents of their learners by email, by post, or face-to-face. It is also suggested that teachers have copies of the relevant language flyer, and the English version for their own reference, during any conversations with parents.” No part of this publication may be reproduced in any other form (including storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright owner. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher. Copyright © The Bell Educational Trust Limited (operating as The Bell Foundation). The Bell Educational Trust Limited is a charitable company limited by guarantee number 1048465, established on 5 April 1972, and a charity registered with the Charity Commission number 311585.