Useful Links & Resources

As staff, pupils, young people and their families work through unprecedented times because of coronavirus, here are a number of resources and some helpful information that could potentially help answer questions and reduce anxiety.

If you have further queries or need support or guidance, please contact the Academy directly.

Here are some links to some helpful organisations that offer guidance and support:

BCC Family Support (Self-Referral) - How to get more help for families

Public Health England - Have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.

Covibook - An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.

Carers UK - Guidance for carers.

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing.

Place2Be - Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing.

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus.

National Autistic Society - Guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff.

Teach it English - Learning Resources

Twinkl (Free till the end of April) - Learning Resources Use Code: UKTWINKLHELPS

Mental Health Foundation - Look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are staying home

Anna Freud - To transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment.

BCC - Birmingham’s Local Offer and a new page for the Covid 19 advice for parents.

Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Every Mind Matters - Looking after your mental health

Literacy Trust - Free eBook

James Brindley Academy has also created online learning platforms for current pupils that can be accessed here:



No Login in? Links to online learning material here to aid you in your independent studies.