Recovering from the recovery – The September journey

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By Dawn Roper

In this article, educational expert Dawn Roper explores how to develop a recovery curriculum for your school.

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How do we approach a recovery curriculum for the new school year?

The September recovery curriculum needs to be carefully planned to enable an adapted curriculum that meets the current needs of each cohort of children in school. This will be significantly different to previous years pre-COVID restrictions and lockdowns. There are the gaps that usually form within each summer holiday, alongside the gaps which may have grown over individual lockdowns and burst bubbles. No matter how well prepared we think we might be as practitioners, there is always another plate for us to spin.

Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing

Many children have shown remarkable resilience during the pandemic, but some have found this period especially difficult, reporting that it has made them feel more stressed, lonely and worried. The government have written a COVID 19 mental health and wellbeing recovery plan to support communities, individuals and schools with mental health and wellbeing.

This can be included in your whole school action plan in order to support the children in school with moving forward.

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