The pandemics and lockdowns have brought everyone in my school communities much more closely together. And that can only be a good thing.
The good school curriculum should remain under constant review, ever evolving in response to children’s needs and interests, ever adapting to the strengths and passion of those delivering it, ever reflecting the values and ethos of the school and ever reacting to the community, society and world in which we find ourselves. The good school curriculum is not fixed, it moves with the ebbs and tides of research, policy, need and resource. The good school curriculum is in a state of constant flux.
When schools were closed to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers, nobody knew how long the lockdown would last, or how education and schooling could continue without the physical presence of young learners turning up to a communal building each day.