Due to the reduction of pupils attending school during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to re-evaluate our school’s approach to the provision on offer for our pupils when they return to school, in September.
We have been given clear expectations from the government regarding the delivery of a recovery curriculum, which will ensure that all our children have the level of support that they will need to become ‘efffective’ and ‘engaged’ learners who are able to access all that school has to offer.
At the heart of our curriculum, is the development of the whole child so we will continue to provide an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects in order to support the needs of our pupils and address the gaps as a result of lost learning time. This will form part of our recovery curriculum.
The term will begin with some initial baseline testing so we can identify key gaps in learning. Once the initial identification of need has been established we will offer a ‘pathway of support’. This will have three explicit strands:
- Our universal-whole school holistic approach.
- Targeted personalised small group/individual support, personalised to pupils needs.
- Specialist support-where it is required.
- Crucially, we will ensure that all our pupils will have access to high quality PSHE lessons to support children’s well-being through this time of great change and transition.
- We also believe that our new Relationships and Health education programme will also endorse our emotional well-being programme by teaching children about the importance of healthy relationships.
‘’ The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely they will be able to recover. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.’’ Bruce D.Perry
As a Catholic school with a very strong ethos and sense of community, pupils will have their full entitlement to our R.E curriculum, and collective worship will continue within individual classrooms. Our pupils will be also encouraged to contribute to our ‘Called to Serve’ mission.
Pupils with Special Education Needs and Disability will continue to be supported in line with our SEND offer, however individual support plans will be reviewed in the first two weeks to take into account the impact of lockdown and partial school closure; and amended to support the needs of the individual child.
Our Pastoral team will also continue to provide advice and strong support mechanisms for our families, during this time of transition.