Recovery Curriculum

We are delighted to have all the children back in school.  To meet the needs of our children and staff  in response to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing a recovery curriculum alongside our academic curriculum.

The overarching intentions of our Recovery Curriculum are as follows:

·       To support our children and their families in making the transition from home learning to school based learning

·       To provide a safe, compassionate and structured learning environment

·       To ensure gaps in curriculum knowledge are quickly identified and filled

·       To use our best endeavours to support the mental, physical and social needs of both pupils and staff


This curriculum design is based around the model of a Recovery Curriculum Loses and Levers (2020) produced by Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health in Education and Matthew Carpenter, Principal of Baxter College. It identifies 5 main losses suffered by children during the COVID-19 pandemic:

1.   Loss of routine

2.   Loss of structure

3.   Loss of friendship

4.   Loss of opportunity

5.   Loss of freedom


To combat these losses, Carpenter and Carpenter advocate the following 5 levers of recover which form the heart of this curriculum design.

1.   Relationships

2.   Community

3.   Transparent curriculum

4.   Metacognition

5.   Space


Further information on each of these levers can be found on the school website.


How we will measure the impact of this curriculum

·       For all our children, we will use our PSHE/Wellbeing lessons to assess and measure the impact of the Recovery Curriculum on their wellbeing.

·       For all our children, we will use our formative assessments in addition to our baseline assessment cycle in September. This will provide a gaps analysis which will be used to inform our Advent term curriculum and will also highlight where more personalised learning will be necessary.

·       Pupil voice – children to complete wellbeing survey