A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities, and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day , co-ordinated by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England.
The hub has hundreds of free resources available on it to help all children of all ages and abilities achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of an average of 60 active minutes a day.
Supporting the launch Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, said: “The pandemic has had such a devastating impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of our children, causing high levels of mental distress. Active Recovery offers a positive and proactive route to recovery which builds physical fitness, stamina and social skills.”
The Active Recovery Hub is available by visiting www.yourschoolgames.com/active-recovery
Read the full press release below:
Professor Barry Carpenter, Bev Cockbill, and and expert panel, discuss the use and application of Engagement as pedagogy, formative, and summative assessment.
All three podcasts have now been released.
The links are below:Episode 17: Engagement (Part 1) Lecture Presentation – What you really need to know about Engagement
Episode 18: Engagement (Part 2) A Panel Discussion – Reflections on Engagement
Episode 19: Engagement (Part 3) A Panel Discussion – Innovations around Engagement
Here’s the videos for each
EfL Networking & Development Virtual Event 25th Mar 2021: Engagement in Action
Here’s the video for the event:
The episode explores the genesis of Engagement, its relevance and application to vulnerable children with a whole range of learning needs. In a lecture presentation entitled “What you really need to know about Engagement”, Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE OBE FCCT and Beverley Cockbill ask the question, of all children, of all ages and abilities, “how does this child learn?”
Discussion is given to how Engagement illuminates the learning pathway; how the lens of Engagement can refine the focus of the learning process, leading to the capture of attainment and achievement.
They look at the research evidence for Engagement, and its contribution as a fundamental building block in child development. A multi – dimensional perspective is adopted – to pedagogy. to the processes of teaching and learning, to its use for formative assessment, through to the existing initiative for the Engagement Model, (DfE 2019), as statutory summative assessment for children ’ not engaged in subject specific learning ” – a recommendation from the Rochford Review (2016).
The message of the podcast is timely, not only for the statutory implementation from September 2021, but for the consequences for children’s learning and well being arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Many children will return to school, post Lockdown, with a ‘spikey profile‘ of learning , and are disengaged from the curriculum. Monitoring the ways the child can be re engaged, identifying the ‘hooks’ that can draw the child back to authentic engagement in the curriculum, is key. On this journey of re-engagement, the Engagement Profile is an invaluable tool, for baseline assessment, observation and formative assessment.
Through case studies which define and clarify the 5 Areas of Engagement, the podcast illustrates how the Engagement approach can ‘wrap around’ each child, and illuminate their learning pathways. This will be a much wider group than originally conceived, but the capacity of Engagement to be a bedrock upon which teachers can rebuild the child as a learner is unequivocal, and its potential for change and transformation in learning, undeniable.
Here’s the episode page (below) which includes the episode overview, links to articles and the Engagement4 Learning website .
The video (only) of the presentation is here:
The training module on teaching RSHE to pupils with SEND (MS Powerpoint Presentation, 318KB) should help you:
- Understand your duties regarding SEND and relationships, sex and health education
- Recognise some of the challenges pupils with SEND may face in these subjects
- Appreciate some of the approaches you might take to mitigate these challenges
In this recording, Professor Carpenter discusses the issue of grief, loss and mourning in children during this pandemic period.
The Bereavement Box resource can obtained from the following website link: nurtureuk
This is a welcome and timely report, highlighting some very challenging issues around Transition.
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Health Transitions Brief Report 2021
As the author says in her introduction to this excellent resource guide for parents.
“Knowing how to home school is not something parents are born knowing. Even fully trained teachers and those working directly in education, may find themselves thrown as to how to navigate their way through these circumstances flung upon them. Balancing the emotional turbulence of the pandemic and all that comes with it is enough to throw us off kilter. Add to that the media diet of fear and breaking news, social media notifications and a constant stream of conflicting and ambitious information, it can be a minefield to know what to do for the best”
This booklet not only offers thoughtful guidance, (from someone who is home schooling her child) but a reflective piece that enables parents to frame their own emotions and experiences of home schooling in Lockdown. On top of that it offers some useful tips, and points to invaluable resources.
At a time when there is nothing to support parents in these most challenging of times, this free guide is extremely welcome.
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Fiona Carnie draws on examples from practice at home and abroad to explore the vital role of listening in pandemic recovery, for children, families and staff.