Catch-Up: Planning Your Curriculum to Make Up for Lost Teaching Time - Primary Schools

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On the 2nd July, the DfE released their ‘guidance for full opening – schools’. It provides all primary schools with a detailed plan of what key measures should be implemented to help ensure children are able to return back to school safely and allow for as full a catch-up curriculum as possible.

The guidance states the DfE’s expectations and outlines the key principles that underpin their advice on catch-up curriculum planning. It sets out specific points of interest for EYFS to key stage 2, with a focus on delivering prime areas of learning and addressing gaps in progress whilst continuing to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.

The guidance also references the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) report ‘COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools’, which stresses the importance of professional development in order to support catch-up curriculum planning or effective use of technology.

In this webinar, The National College will provide senior leaders, headteachers, curriculum and subject leads with practical advice and guidance on how schools can best prepare for a September return, catch-up curriculum and successfully deliver DfE expectations on curriculum.

To view our full catch-up programme, click here.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognising where additional catch-up support may be required and how to modify your curriculum to address gaps in knowledge.

  • Understanding how primary schools can continue to teach an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects whilst also progressing pupil development.

  • Planning curriculum development based on individual pupil’s starting points and making effective use of regular formative assessments.

  • Develop remote education as a key component in the delivery of the school curriculum and ensuring a coherent plan to return to a normal environment by autumn 2021.

  • Identifying the key areas to prioritise at EYFS and between KS1 and KS2 to ensure continuous progression and essential knowledge and skills are developed.

Maggie Parker

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Maggie Parker

Highly experienced educator supporting schools on SEND, working closely with the DfE.
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Most informative

Thank you. We have done a number of The National College webinars recently relating on returning to school and how things will be different. What is fabulous is that there is a common thread running though them. This has helped immensely.
Lisa Fegan, Deputy Headteacher and DSL - Tollgate Community Junior School

Lots of useful information for returning to school in September.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Flexibility and priorities for planning a recovery curriculum.

Clear delivery, well structured. Useful advice whilst recognising the challenges in planning for a recovery curriculum.
Amanda Harris, Senior leader - Squirrel Hayes First School

Clarity on Catch -up

Very helpful in exploring how to go about planning the school's curriculum following COVID-19. Clear guidance supported by priority aspects to consider.
Erica Pickford, head teacher - Squirrel Hayes First School

Lost Teaching Time

I enjoyed the webinar because it raised so many issues that we need to consider for the return to school. I was a little alarmed that ofsted feel the need to visit schools in the Autumn term when there is enough for us all to contend with.Eventhough it is not an inspection unfortunately most school will feel like it is.
Mick McDonnell, Senior leader - Oakington Manor Primary School

Highly informative

An interesting webinar providing lots of useful suggestions.
Rachael Warren, Teacher - Hemswell Cliff Primary School

Planning Catch-up Curriculum - Primary

We have a lot to think about in September, so it's good to listen to this as a reminder and to add clarity to all our planning needs for the catch-up curriculum.
Martine Sills, Head teacher - Bedfield CEVC Primary School

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