At Fairfield Primary School, we anticipate that returning after the 2021 closure won’t necessarily be the same as the return to school following the 2020 long-term closure. This is due to a number of contributing factors:
- Pupils haven’t experienced a summer break in addition to an extended closure;
- We further developed and expanded 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 have been extremely proactive in ensuring that all EHCP pupils and those deemed vulnerable, have attended school full time.
- We have recorded an extremely high percentage of engagement and participation in home-learning and as part of our extensive home-learning offer, interventions and support have continued remotely (See Appendix A).
Therefore, we feel the need is, for the children of Fairfield, to generally prioritise social and emotional ‘recovery’ as opposed to explicit academic ‘catch-up’.
Please see the document below for further detail: