Our ‘Recovery Curriculum’ will put the child’s well-being at the centre of our thinking and planning. We acknowledge that the children will have had different experiences during this time. However, the common thread running through all is the loss of routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom. These losses can trigger anxiety in any child and for some children the experiences of the past few months may have extinguished the flame of learning that previously made them a happy, successful learner. All children will have been affected in some way.
As we have shared in our vision document, we know that an anxious child is not in a place to learn effectively. So with this in mind, we have thought about the most effective way to support your child’s ability to learn. This approach will encompass and support the academic expectations for your child as they return to school.
What is ‘Recovery Curriculum?’
Professor Barry Carpenter has developed the Recovery Curriculum, as a response to the losses described above. It is a way for schools to help children come back into school life, acknowledging the experiences the children have had, there have been many additions to this approach and our plans have also developed using the guidance from our Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education. We want children to be happy, feel safe and able to be engaged in their learning. We have decided that a way to achieve this for the children is to acknowledge the importance of helping them lever back into school life using the following 5 Levers.
Barry Carpenter, CBE, Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University explains why a Recovery Curriculum is necessary to successfully transition children back to school. Click here to read more. https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/recoverycurriculum/