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COVID 19 Curriculum Recovery Plan – September 2020

 

We have been collaborating across all the levels of our organisation to develop our plans to welcome back our students to school.

 

An overview of our plans for academic and pastoral support are in place.  They include strategies and programmes to nurture and develop skills as well as recover learning.  The governments Covid catch-up plan has been taken into account and while some strategies will be bespoke for identified individuals, every child should expect to benefit from these plans.  We know many will agree that teachers and families across the country have provided extraordinary support to help children learn at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we recognise that for many children, the disruption caused by school closures will have had a negative impact on learning and wellbeing.

 

Every school will have been affected by Covid-19 differently and we do not underestimate the needs of our school community. The right way to support students will differ between schools.

 

While curriculum catch-up is something we will address, for many children, simply returning to school will be what they need to re-socialise and to re-acquaint with the routines and habits of effective learning.    Our pastoral support package focuses on nurturing productive relationships and learners’ wellbeing.  We recognise that each young person will require varying types and degrees of support and we are building this into our plans.  Students need to be ready to learn to get the most out of school and we are confident our pastoral support plans will promote this.

 

We will continue to monitor all guidance from DfE (Department for Education) and the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation).

The Department for Education (DfE) has today, launched a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice service for the education sector, including staff, parents, carers and young people.

 

The relevant details are below:

 

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

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