We are likely to see higher than usual levels of academic anxiety as children return to the classroom. There is likely to be great disparity in how much children have accessed and engaged with the curriculum during lockdown and there will be all sorts of difficult feelings mixed up in this for some pupils including guilt, shame, fear or worry. With testing and exams scrapped for many, education may feel disjointed and uncertain. We may find that more children than usual are anxious about their schoolwork and this may play out in shutdowns, meltdowns or a general lack of ability to meaningfully engage.
Young Minds offers excellent support around academic resilience