Welcome back.

I know it has been a long time since you were last at school. Things have changed slightly since you were last here. The new systems and routines will be clearly explained by your tutor. Do not worry if you are feeling nervous or anxious, as this is totally normal. 

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Relaxation tips to help Anxieties


Barnardos- Covid anxieties

You will be spending plenty of time with your tutor over the next few weeks. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about any worries that you may have.

Please do not hold in your worries or questions, we are here to help and support you.

We are looking forward to seeing you all back at Oakfield again.

You are still able to email your Head of Year or S and G if you feel you need any further support. 

Year 5: year5@oakfieldacademy.org

Year 6: year6@oakfieldacademy.org

Year 7: year7@oakfieldacademy.org

Year 8: year8@oakfieldacademy.org

S and G: support@oakfieldacademy.org


Transition information can be found as follows 

Year 5: http://www.oakfieldacademy.co.uk/pupils/year-5

Year 6: http://www.oakfieldacademy.co.uk/pupils/year-6

Year 7: http://www.oakfieldacademy.co.uk/pupils/year-7

Year 8: http://www.oakfieldacademy.co.uk/pupils/year-8




What to do during lockdown

It is extremely easy to get bored during lockdown. Below is a list of things that you could try to keep you busy (click on the pictures):

)          Read a Book    





Asking for help

If your feelings are taking over your day and you are finding it difficult to focus on anything else, then please ask for help. Help can be found in lots of different ways. You can use online help like the websites listed below or even discuss how you are feeling with someone that you trust.

Trusted people may include:

  • Family, both those you are living with or family outside of home that you can contact by phone
  • Friends
  • Teachers: please contact the school office if you need a teacher to contact you
  • Support staff at school: please let the office know if you would like to pass a message onto Mrs Applegate or Mrs McAlpine
  • Neighbours
  • Family friends


Do not forget to look after yourself during this time. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Try to get enough sleep (8-10 hours per night)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat regular meals
  • Try to keep to a routine: what will you get done each day (this could be as simple as writing a list the evening before)
  • Set yourself targets or goals to aim for
  • Try to stay active
  • Balance work and rest: do not spend all day doing schoolwork, give yourself time to do something that you enjoy

Wellbeing selfcare

Action For Happiness - click this link for help & support

Places to find help and advice 

The following websites (just click on the icon) give plenty of information and support:


             Supporting School Transitions

                 Children's Mental Health week - Children’s Mental Health Week begins on 1st February, and the theme this year is ‘express yourself’.                 This toolkit includes resources for children, staff and parents.


  We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.



We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


  The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.


 Our community is here to support you through anything. Big or small.


     Our community is here to support you through anything. Big or small.



We support young people aged 5-18 with their mental health. We help with things like low-mood, anxiety, stress, phobias, sleep-problems, OCD and other mental health difficulties.


Barnardos - Covid Anxieties


Action For Happiness


Sometimes we can find it hard to go to school, but we do all need to. These websites can give you some tools to help. 

Support for younger children   Support for older children & young people


Here are some examples of work students have produced on wellbeing/mental health.

By Xanthie

As well as our physical health we should also look after  our mental health too.

Mental health is the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment. 

If u suffer from depression or anxiety you should do things you like. Here are some examples 

  • Watch a movie 
  • Play a game 
  • Watch your favorite tv show 
  • Listen to music
  • Read a book

But an even better way of getting over it is to talk to someone you trust like a family member or a friend or teacher because they might think of something to do that you have not thought of and it might work.