Prior to the full re-opening of schools in September 2020, we had been thinking carefully about what a curriculum should look like for our children when they returned following the school closures, brought into action following the Covid-19 pandemic. For the Autumn Term, we developed and introduced a “recovery curriculum” which acknowledged that children had suffered significant losses in learning. We also acknowledged that pupils' mental health would have suffered with anxiety, trauma and bereavement playing a large role.
As a school, we were also very mindful of the impact this pandemic has had on our pupils' attainment and progress. This new recovery curriculum impacted greatly as we supported our pupil's transition back into school so that they were able to make accelerated progress. Allied to our Recovery Curriculum, our Catch-up Premium Strategy document outlines how we utilised the funding, during the academic year 2020-2021.