In the first instance, schools will have supported pupils through a remote learning approach either sending work packs home or posting work via their website or through email (Google Classroom). Establishing a semblance of routine has been extremely important and school staff will be probably using online instruction for the first time (Morgan, 2020).
However, it is inevitable that pupils will fall behind experiencing anxiety about work and the fear of coronavirus. Venn has undertaken a review of the current literature to understand how it can support pupils post-pandemic adopting a compassionate leadership model to embrace a new way of teaching and learning (Carpenter, 2020).
When the children return to school there needs to be a Recovery Curriculum in place; this is because daily routines will have faded and any known curriculum framework will need to be different.
Children’s familiarity of routine will have dissipated and for many children the loss of structure will have serious consequences for their mental health and well-being. A key factor for parents who have been encouraged to establish clear routines for home schooling. Children need to know what they are doing now and what will come next.
Children will have experienced loss as a common lived experience and with these considerations in mind we have developed a curriculum that is based on the recovery curriculum (Carpenter, 2020).
Venn has taken these principles and changed them in to four areas called the CASE curriculum to support pupils:
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