Returning to School Supports

Returning to School Supports 

State Exams

These documents briefly outline changes to the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate in 2020, as a result of Covid-19. They are provided in easy-read format, with some visual supports.


Junior Certificate - What's Happening Now

Leaving Certificate - What's Happening Now

Sensory Regulation

Sensory Strategies at School

Emotional Regulation

Back to School – Managing Anxiety​

Transition to a New School

Pupil Passport – School Starters

Transition Booklet – School Starters


Resource for supporting children transitioning from primary to post-primary school NEPS, 2015



Starting a new school 

Visual Supports

Visual materials can be used to prepare your child for returning to school and to support them when they have returned. The documents below provide templates for creating visual supports for your child, as well as a number of sample visuals which may be incorporated.


Visuals - Back to School

Visuals Chart 

Visuals Charts Template

Visual Strategies Guide 1 

Daily Visual Schedule Sample and Blank


Getting Ready for School



The below resource ‘Bridge Back to School’ was compiled by the AsIAm organisation, to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the return to school.



Social story for returning to school 
Covid 19 Time capsule