As we prepare for the wider opening of school in September, we felt it was important for you to be aware of the approach that we will be taking as a school.
Below is a summary of the way we will be ensuring the children settle back into school life and the thinking behind it. We hope that you feel that this approach will support your child’s wellbeing as they begin their re-engagement with learning at school.
As always, if you have any questions or require more information please contact us.
The Mayflower Primary School have put the child’s wellbeing at the centre of our thinking. 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. Some of you may have experienced this with your own children during the lockdown period.
We know that an anxious child is not in a place to learn effectively. As a result 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.
We have sought further clarification and research from Professor Barry Carpenter who has developed the Recovery Curriculum, as a response to the losses mentioned previously. It is a way for schools to help children come back into school life, acknowledging the experiences the children have had. 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.