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Rising strong after lockdown – supporting the whole school community

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Trust Leader, Matt, and Headteacher, Anna, share how their recovery programme has reduced parents’ concerns, created a welcoming environment for pupils and strengthened their community of schools.

7 ways we’re maintaining bubbles to continue learning

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As cases of COVID-19 rise, Chief Executive of Star Academies, Hamid Patel, shares the protective measures his schools have taken to successfully avoid sending an entire year group home when an outbreak occurs, while ensuring all pupils and staff are safe.

Overcoming the nerves of returning to reception

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On 15th June, Reception teacher, Mel Mycroft, welcomed her pupils back into her classroom. Mel describes her first week in school – the similarities, the differences, the nerves on Monday morning and the children’s happy faces by Friday. It’s been a very different first week back at school…

How a tailored programme can help schools reopen

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Embark Federation led a Reconnection to Recovery and Resilience programme which focused on the social, emotional and mental health needs of children and staff. Three members of staff reflect on the preparation taken to reopen using the programme which is expected to impact 4 million children.