At Fairfield Primary School, we anticipated that returning after the 2021 closure wouldn’t necessarily be the same as the return to school following the 2020 long-term closure. This was due to a number of contributing factors:
- Pupils hadn’t experienced a summer break in-between;
- We further developed our home-learning offer, which included new skills/topics being delivered through daily class meetings and effective teaching videos;
- As well as providing extensive provision for all key worker children, we were extremely proactive in ensuring that all EHCP pupils and those deemed vulnerable, attended school full time.
- We recorded an extremely high percentage of engagement and participation in home-learning and as part of our extensive home-learning offer, interventions and support also continued remotely (See Appendix A).
Therefore, we felt the need was to prioritise social and emotional ‘recovery’ alongside explicit academic ‘catch-up’.
Please read the documents below for further detail, including a review of where we are up to (March 2022):