Evidence for Learning: Guide for Supporting School Planning and Recovery

Guide for Supporting School Planning and Recovery

A stepped approach for school planning and recovery for 2020 – 21.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to have been affected particularly more by the shift to remote learning and may need more support to return to school and settle back into school life.

Every school will have been affected by COVID-19 differently and the right way to support students will differ between schools and must be informed by the professional judgment of teachers and school leaders. 

The Guide to Supporting School Planning and Recovery aims to assist school leaders with planning for 2020 – 2021. It proposes a stepped approach for school planning and recovery: 

  • High-quality teaching
  • Targeted academic support 
  • Wider strategies to aid school leaders existing school planning

The recommendations of the stepped approach have been developed alongside best available evidence. It is likely to be beneficial that schools’ chosen approaches are considered with existing school improvement priorities and policy frameworks.

The stepped approach provides an overall framework for guiding school planning: 1) What quality teaching looks like, 2) how targeted support can be implemented and 3) what wider strategies should be considered.

The editable template below provides a framework for schools to outline your improvement priorities and chosen strategies to support planning aligned to existing school and policy frameworks.

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This resource is a snapshot for school planning for 2020 – 2021. However, implementing and sustaining an intervention or a new approach requires careful planning. It is helpful to breakdown the process of implementation stages for a clear plan for adoption and implementation using our Guidance Report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation.

Download the complete Guide to Supporting School Planning and Recovery below.