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Curriculum planning and delivery during a pandemic

Curriculum planning and delivery at a time of such disruption to education is challenging to say the least. Lekha Sharma considers how primary schools can plan ahead and prepare their curriculum for the rest of 2021 and beyond…

I hope that this article offers you some practical ways in which you can steer and adapt your school’s curriculum during current the challenges we face.

However, before I begin, I would like to say that the work that leaders have done in schools during this global pandemic has been utterly phenomenal. Be confident in the knowledge that your leadership and direction is, for many, the comforting clarity in an uncertain, misty fog. Bravo headteachers – you truly are an inspiration!

So, below I focus on curriculum design and delivery in the context of the pandemic and will try to offer you some specific guidance, while compartmentalising the many challenges you will face as a school leader beyond this.

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