Many children will be returning to school after more than five months away. Their experiences at home will be vastly different and it would be remiss to think that the most important thing to do is jump straight in and catch up with missed curriculum. A recovery curriculum needs to give the school community time to rebuild stamina and routines for learning, rebuild trusting relationships and rebuild a sense of community and normality. Putting mental health at the heart of what we do will be vital.
Within our Recovery/Catch up curriculum, we will consider 2 aspects. The child as a person (recovery) and the child as a learner (catch up). These 2 areas will focus on children’s emotional vocabulary, parts of the curriculum they may have missed, metacognition, developing curiosity, rebuilding relationships, empathy, confidence, self-expression and our school values.
In line with Recovery/Catch up curriculum we recognise the importance of maintaining a strong connection with our pupils, parents/carers and school staff who may find themselves learning/supporting learning for a period of time. Our remote learning policy sets out as a school what we will offer and the expectations from the families working at home.
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