Recovery Curriculum Logo[Originally posted on Evidence for Learning 12 June 2020]

In this episode the eminent Child and Educational Psychologist, Dr Tina Rae, explores how we can resource a Recovery Curriculum.

Through nurture approaches Tina targets specific interventions, which enable the Teacher to support the child who is demonstrating bereavement, trauma and anxiety as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. She applies her wealth of experience to specific resources that she has developed, for example the Bereavement Box, and the Transition Toolkit, (a must for all Primary schools trying to prepare year 6 pupils for transfer to Secondary school).

Her insights are rich and deep; her approach enabling and empowering for teachers trying to create resilient children in these times of challenge and crisis.

Tina shares her wealth of expertise and experience through a presentation and talk that she has prepared especially for this episode.

The title and theme of Tina’s presentation is: Resourcing a Recovery Curriculum through Nurture

Episode 8: A Recovery Curriculum #8 – Dr Tina Rae

Tina is donating all royalties from sales of Nurture UK resources to Nurture UK is a Charity seeking to offer support to vulnerable children.

The video below contains the audio from LearningShared Episode 8 with visual slides from the presentation.

We’ve listed below links to the various resources that Tina refers to in the presentation. There are also links to the FREE video-based CPD sessions that Tina has created during May and June. These are highly recommended.

Resources and References from the presentation

Nurture UK:

Bereavement Box / 60 Sensory Minutes:

Transition Tool Box:

Dr Chris Moore: Twitter: @EPInsight

Article: Supporting post-lockdown education using the 6 principles of Nurture:

Dr Tina Rae

About Dr Tina Rae

BA (Hons) PGCE MA(Ed) Msc RSADipSpLD ALCM DipPsych Doc App Ch Ed Psy

HCPC registered Educational and Child Psychologist, Author and Educational Consultant

Dr Tina Rae has over 30 years’ experience working with children, adults and families in clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist services.

She is currently working as a Consultant Educational and Child Psychologist in a range of SEMH and mainstream contexts and for Compass Fostering as a Consultant Psychologist supporting foster carers, social workers and Looked after children.

She was an Academic and Professional tutor for the Doctorate in Educational and Child psychology (University of East London) from 2010-16. She is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of ENSEC (European Network for Social and Emotional Competence) and a former trustee of Nurture UK.

Tina is a member of the editorial board for the journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and for the International Journal of Nurture in Education. She is also a member of the Advisory board for Fresh Start in Education.

Tina is a prolific author and has over 100 publications to date. Recent publications include the following:

  • Rae, T., Such, A. & Wood, J. (2020) The Well Being Tool Kit for Mental health leads in schools A comprehensive Training Resource to Support Emotional Wellbeing in Education and Social Care (Buckingham: Hinton House Publishers)
  • Rae, T. & Such, A. (2019) The ASD Girls’ Wellbeing Toolkit An Evidence based Intervention Promoting Mental, Physical & Emotional Health (Buckingham: Hinton House Publishers)
  • Rae, T., & Wood, J. (2019) The Essential Resilience and well-being tool kit for the early years (Buckingham: Hinton House Publishers)

You can find and follow Tina on Twitter at: @DrTinarae

Tina’s YouTube Channel website (CPD Resources):

Coffee Time CPD with Dr Tina Rae

  • Session 1: Using Tools from CBT with Children and Young People
  • Session 2: Anxiety
  • Session 3: Grief & Loss
  • Session 4: Peer Group Supervision
  • Session 5: Emotional Literacy & Emotion Coaching
  • Session 6: Understanding & Supporting CYP with Body Image Eating Disorders
  • Session 7: Understanding & Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress
  • Session 8: Self esteem & Growth Mindset
  • Session 9: Using Solution focused Brief Therapy with CYP

Visit and subscribe to Tina’s YouTube Channel (above) for free access to these and other CPD resources.

Barry Carpenter’s website:

More info on the Recovery Curriculum

For information on the Recovery Curriculum, including the original Think Piece entitled “A Recovery Curriculum: Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic”, lectures, resources, reference materials and details of the online communities of practice, visit:

Join the conversation about The Recovery Curriculum:

Clearly any form of Recovery Curriculum will need to be unique to each and every school, contextualised to the ethos, culture and values of that school, as well as its existing curriculum and crucially reflecting and addressing the needs and aspirations of its unique population of learners.

We have created private groups in LinkedIn and Facebook where colleagues and peers can discuss and share thoughts, ideas, experiences, resources and learning in relation to education and provision post pandemic. The groups are also an opportunity to connect people and help you to build a network that can support you on your own important journey over the coming months.

Facebook Group: Recovery Curriculum

We’ve set up a private facebook group specifically for The Recovery Curriculum at:

or search for “recoverycurriculum” in Facebook.

Facebook: EfL SEND Community Group

Join us at: or search for “eflSENDCommunity” in Facebook.

The purpose of the group is to provide a safe, closed space to seek out and share ideas, experience and resources that can help with any and all aspects of SEND provision. It’s also a community for practitioners and schools that use Evidence for Learning and Insights for Learning to share ideas, resources and support each other in using these apps. This is a peer-moderated and supported group.

Linkedin Group: The Recovery Curriculum

The group is called “A Recovery Curriculum for children & schools post-pandemic” and you can find it at: