Support a Safe & Successful Return to School using the SWAN framework
These videos and the accompanying guided discussion template aim to enable you to use the SWAN framework as a springboard for thinking about the return to school for children and adults.
Remember – the swan looks like they are gracefully gliding across the surface, whilst in fact they are frantically paddling beneath the water. Right now, our children need us more than ever to be the swan.
S – safe
W – welcoming
A – all together
N - nurturing
I would recommend having as many staff, students and families as possible engage with the course or the ensuing discussions. Try to foster an environment of creativity, collaboration and commitment to one another and your children. We do not know the answers yet, but we’ll find better ones if we search for them together.
I truly hope this is helpful. THANK YOU for all that you are doing.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She runs Creative Education alongside her husband and Mother-in-Law.