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‘Before you start teaching your curriculum again, make sure your pupils are emotionally settled and feel secure at school.’ Department for Education Guidance for full opening of schools 2nd July 2020

Barry Carpenter (Professor of Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University) has identified 5 losses that the children may have experienced due to the national lockdown: ‘Those five losses, of routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom, can trigger the emergence emotionally of anxiety, trauma and bereavement in any child. The overall impact cannot be underestimated. It will cause a rapid erosion of the mental health state in our children.’
Professor Carpenter goes on to recommend that a Recovery Curriculum is built on 5 Levers, as a systematic, relationships-based approach to reigniting the flame of learning in each child. ‘The Recovery Curriculum is an essential construct for our thinking and our planning. Each school must fill it with the content they believe is best for the children of their school community, informed by your inherent understanding of your children in your community.’

For any further details regarding our school curriculum please contact the school office.