EfL has been used during the period of lockdown to provide family activities that met the needs not only of their child with learning difficulties but all family members, who record the participation and family engagement, and share it back with the school.
Martin describes how they ‘share the script’ between each other, which is mutually empowering at this time of crisis. He feels this positive creativity militates against some of the negative consequences of lockdown in families who find themselves in difficult circumstances, and he endorses the Recovery Curriculum for its focus on teaching as a relationship-based profession, which enable teachers to deal with loss trauma and anxiety in the children.
He reflects how he will carry these values forward into his next school setting through communication, hope and endeavour. He sees that all children will need a time of healing to recalibrate as successful learners.
Video case studies from Palmerston School
Earlier in 2020, before the pandemic, we spent a day with the students and staff at Palmerston School recording some of the wonderful teaching, collaboration and learning that goes on in the Palmerston learning community every day.
\We spoke with the leadership team, teachers, support assistants, local authority staff, physios, multi-agency teams and parents and captured some wonderful and inspiring nuggets of practice and deep learning.
You can watch these videos in the EfL in Action page or on the EfL YouTube channel.