School Recovery

School Recovery Programme

Covid-19 has turned the world upside-down. It's forced us to completely rethink our offer. So we've set up the Recovery Curriculum Action-Research Project to learn about the fears, anxieties, and emotional needs of pupils coming out of lockdown, and to help us devise suitable materials for Leicester(shire)'s recovery curriculum.

With an investment from Pathways (a partnership involving the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Loughborough University, and Leicester College), and following consultation with teachers, we have developed a programme of CPD and Sandpits and then, following the outcomes of these, a number of micro research and development commissions will seek to address how, through our collective efforts, we can create work that place recovery and wellbeing central to children's learning.

CPD - Room to Grow; Renewing Wellbeing Creatively

Three virtual CPD sessions focusing on wellbeing, to coincide with the August INSET days. With separate sessions for Primary, Secondary and SEND/Vulnerable pupils, each will be packed with information and strategies for use in the classroom. These sessions are aimed at Heads, Senior Leadership and those with a responsibility for whole school mental health and wellbeing.

Monday 24th August

Primary Focus – 10.30am-12.00pm

SEND/Vulnerable Focus – 1.00-2.30pm

Tuesday 25th August

Secondary Focus – 10.30am-12.00pm

Free to City Classroom members and designated Pathways Schools; £25 to others.

Booking via:

Sandpit #1


A Sandpit Conversation - Teaching/Teacher Resilience

Tuesday 15th September, 4.00-5.30pm

An opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies for teacher, pupil and whole school resilience with leading academics, artists and teachers.

Tell us what you need for your recovery curriculum

We need your input, too. To better understand what children in Leicester and Leicestershire need, we're consulting as widely as we can. Your thoughts and ideas will help us develop materials for a recovery curriculum that's relevant to the lives of pupils in Leicester(shire).

  • What are the social, emotional, and educational issues that we need to tackle here in Leicester(shire)?
  • What sort of content and presentational style would make our support absolutely right for your school's recovery curriculum?
  • Is there anything else you'd like from us?