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A complete guide to Resilience & Recovery

The next steps for primary schools in the pandemic response.

Resilience & Recovery

We explore how some primary schools have put their COVID-19 recovery strategies into practice.

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis, primary school leaders have found ways to keep their pupils safe, engaged and learning while also supporting staff through incredibly difficult times.

In our 2020 report Making the Impossible Possible, we explored the plans primary schools were putting in place to deliver a good quality education against all the odds.

Times are still turbulent, and it remains extremely challenging for schools to adapt to each new phase of the pandemic.

In this paper:

  • We follow up these schools’ teaching experiences during a pandemic, based on new interviews with the school leaders who contributed to the original report. 
  • We explore how these primary schools have put their recovery strategies into practice and set out some key approaches schools can take to prepare for whatever the future holds.

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