Recovery Curriculum

As you are aware some children have been returning to school and we felt that it was important for you to know of the approach that we are taking in school. We have provided a summary and time line of our approach and our thinking behind it.

We hope that you are happy with our approach and feel that it will support your child both with their education and well-being as they begin their re-engagement back into St. Patrick’s.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

 

Agreed School Recovery Plan June

Phase 1 – 1st June

  • Full risk assessment completed and approved by MAC Board of Directors

  • Further policies and procedures implemented

  • One-way systems in and around school established

  • More staff will be required in school on a daily basis

  • More rooms will be used due to quantity of children

  • Class bubbles established.

Phase 2 – 2nd June

  • Key worker children will continue to use childcare facility

  • Vulnerable children will continue to use childcare facility

  • Year 1 and Year 6 children will be welcomed back into school and assigned a ‘bubble’ Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday.

  • This group of children and staff will work in an identified classroom and this will be their bubble

  • Year R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will continue with online learning

  • Further social distancing and cleaning procedures will be implemented

  • Weekly risk assessment review

Phase 3 – 8th June

  • Key worker children will continue to use childcare facility

  • Vulnerable children will continue to use childcare facility

  • Reception children will be welcomed back into school and assigned a ‘bubble’ Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday.

  • This group of children and staff will work in an identified classroom and this will be their bubble

  • Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 will continue with online learning

  • Further social distancing and cleaning procedures will be implemented

  • Weekly risk assessment review

Phase 4 – 29th June 
•    Key worker children will continue to use childcare facility
•    Vulnerable children will continue to use childcare facility
•    Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 children will be welcomed back into school on selected days and assigned a ‘bubble’ for two morning sessions before the end of the summer term.  
•    Children not in school will continue with online learning
•    Social distancing and cleaning procedures will continue to implemented
•    Weekly risk assessment review
 

 

Arriving at School

 

We have put strict measures into place to ensure the safety of all children and parents during dropping off and collecting time. Please can parents ensure that they adhere to these measures;

  • Please follow the one-way system using the arrows marked on the pathway.

  • Only one person (where possible) is permitted drop off and collect a child.

  • Parents must stay behind the yellow lines on the playground. Children will be released from the reception door and the main playground door by class teachers.

  • On the main playground, parents must be aware of each other and keep 2m apart.

  • Once you have collected your child, please leave the school site immediately.

  • If you need to speak to a member of staff, please telephone the school office who will arrange a telephone appointment for you.

 

Expectations for children

  • Children will only be allowed in the building at their assigned start times and allocated entrances.

  • Children will enter the building without any parents or guardians. 

  • Children will need to wear fresh clean clothes every day. We will encourage school appropriate non-uniform. 

  • Children must wash and sanitise their hands when entering the building.

  • Children must follow the 2-metre rule when entering the building. The markings will help to guide children into their classroom and the floor markings in the communal areas will remind children of the direction to travel in. 

  • Children will bring only the minimal that is needed to take into the classroom: 

Coat 

Lunch box (if required)

Water bottle

Medical equipment (if required)

 

Bubbles

Due to social distancing requirements, the following guidelines have been adhered to: 

  • No more that 5-10 children in a group (this will vary due to differing room sizes).

  • Bubbles of children will be created based on how they will access the learning that has been planned. 

  • When the numbers indicate it is necessary, children from differing year groups may need to be placed together.

  • Support staff will be deployed according to learning needs. 

  • Pupil relationships will be considered when forming the 'bubbles'. 

 

Hygiene Practice

As part of our hand hygiene procedures, all classrooms, corridors and communal spaces will have Hygiene Stations. These will house the following: 

  • Tissues 

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Posters to remind children how to dispose of tissues 

Children will be encouraged to wash their hands with warm soap and water regularly throughout the day.

Agreed School Recovery Plan September


At St. Patrick’s we have put the child’s well-being at the centre of our thinking.  We understand that the children will have had different experiences during this time. However, we also understand that all children will need support with school routine and structure, social interaction, friendship and freedom into the wider world. The sudden change to their daily lives could have triggered anxiety in any child, which come of you may have experienced with your own children.  


We know that a child will not learn effectively if they are worried or anxious. Therefore, 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 every child in our care.


Professors at Oxford Brookes University have developed a Recovery Curriculum to support children with their transition back into school. It is a way for schools to help children come back into school life, acknowledging the experiences that they have had. We want off of our children to be happy, feel safe and able to be engaged in their learning. There are a few stages of recovery that need to be considered in order for this to happen. 

The 5 Levers of Recovery


Lever 1: Relationships
We understand that not all children will not return to school joyfully and many of the relationships that were thriving, may need to be invested in and restored. We will plan for this to happen and not just assume that it will. We will reach out to greet all of our pupils and use the relationships we build to support the children when they return.

Lever 2: Community 
We realise that your child’s curriculum will have been based at home for a long time. We will listen to what has happened in this time, understand the needs of our community and engage them in the transitioning of learning back into school.

Lever 3: Transparent Curriculum 
Our children may feel that they have lost time with their learning at school and we want to show them that we understand this and that we will help them to become confident school learners. We will address any gaps and adapt our school curriculum to allow this to happen. 

 


Lever 4: Metacognition 
In different environments, students will have been learning in different ways and may have developed new different styles of learning. It is vital that we acknowledge this. 

Lever 5: Space - to rediscover self and to find their voice on learning in this issue.
It is only natural that we will all work at an incredible pace to make sure this group of learners are not disadvantaged against their peers, providing opportunity and exploration alongside the intensity of our expectations.

To address all the above an action plan has been established and is currently under review. Once we are aware of the exact plans for September, we will publish this so you are all aware of the approach we are taking. 
 

Contact Details

 

Address:

St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy,

Graiseley Lane,

Wednesfield,

Wolverhampton,

WV11 1PG

Phone: 01902 556451

E-mail: stpatricksprimaryschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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