Introducing the Recovery Curriculum: Essential or Detrimental?
Virtual Education Conference
The Global School Alliance are excited to announce the second Virtual Education Conference, all about whether schools should adopt a recovery curriculum post-COVID.
The conference takes place July 22nd, 4-6pm, GMT time.
Attendees will hear from a handful of education experts from around the world, all of whom are either in the process of designing a recovery curriculum or who have already successfully implemented a recovery curriculum. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and share your own experiences.
The last few months have been a trying time for teachers and educators around the world.
Following the months worth of missed education during the period of school closures, many have debated to what extent a recovery curriculum should be rolled out. Not only have students missed out on the hours of education they would be getting in school, but they have also faced difficult circumstances. Children have lost routine, structure, friendship and opportunity, as well as facing bereavement and anxiety.
So how are schools to prepare? Should schools have summer schools or supplementary classes to ‘catch up’?
Some headteachers have expressed their concerns about how far behind the children will be academically, whilst others support more humane approaches concerned with the fundamental wellbeing, and secure positive development of a child.
The ‘recovery curriculum’ and what that should look like has certainly sparked a debate within the education community.
Meet the Guest Speakers
Robert Moore – UK
Deputy Headteacher at Brookvale Primary School
Robert is the school’s curriculum, maths and assessment lead. Creativity and wellbeing are at the heart of his educational ethos. Robert is passionate about making the curriculum as creative as possible for children to enjoy learning.
Seda Yaman – Turkey
Head of English at Kocaeli Gunes Schools
Seda has been the Head of English at Kocaeli Gunes Schools for 4 years. Seda is in charge of planning the curriculum and organising the teaching staff to carry out the programme. She is passionate about preparing the students both mentally and physically post-COVID.
Luke Hale – UK
Year 6 Teacher & Curriculum Lead at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School.
Luke is part of an academy trust of 16 schools in North Yorkshire. Luke has been a part of the ‘recovery curriculum’ working party to develop a model across all schools for September.
Inga Chiosa – Moldova
Academic Director at Heritage International School
Inga is helping the school to prepare for reopening in September. Heritage International School are passionate about preparing their students to become future leaders and confident global citizens in their local and global societies.
Annelouise Jordan – Spain
Deputy Head of King’s Infant School at King’s College
As Deputy Head, Annelouise is preparing to adapt the curriculum, classroom environment and the school culture ahead of reopening. Annelouise is looking to ease the children back in and build on their home learning methods.
The Recovery Curriculum: Essential or Detrimental? Virtual Education Conference is a fantastic opportunity for educators looking to streamline their September plans and learn from schools around the world.