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Recovery Curriculum

What is it?

Professor Barry Carpenter has developed the recovery curriculum as a response to the losses that all children will have experienced in different ways during this time. The common thread running through for all is the loss of routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom. These losses can trigger anxiety in any child. We are aware that some of our families have experienced this with their children.


We know that an anxious child is not in a place to learn effectively. So with this in mind, the school community has 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. This curriculum as a response to these losses is a way for school to help children come back into school life, acknowledging the experiences the children have had. We want children to be happy, feel safe and be 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. Each of these leavers will be addressed individually within the BIF through out the six weeks.