We are all acutely aware of two questions at the moment as we are in the midst of the transition having reopened our schools to the whole school community:
- How can we manage to meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of our children, young people and families?
- How do we plan to recover the lost learning that may have been a result of the months of lockdown?
Acknowledge and accept change
We need to acknowledge that change has happened and that this will look different for every individual. We cannot assume that we have all had the same experiences during lockdown. Some children would have dealt with bereavement, others the feeling of isolation, some fear, others boredom.