When Maths — No Problem! asked me to write a blog from the perspective of a post-pandemic school, my initial thoughts were, What are we doing to fill the gaps? How are we ensuring our children will catch up? What is our tutoring offer?
But then, I stopped. Maybe there is a place for such an approach, but it’s not the whole picture. Not here anyway. And I’m pretty sure it’s the same in many schools across the country.
So, what do our children need in a post-pandemic school? This blog will explore two fields of thought: The Psychologically Safe Classroom and Restorative Practice. The former is based on a challenge from Becky Carlzon, co-author of The Learning Powered Approach. The latter is the work of the wonderful Mark Finnis who, in his book Restorative Practice, explores the value of relationships within a school setting.