Teacher Reflections: Understanding the impact of lockdown on children’s wellbeing

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This webinar was presented by Alexandra Pulfer who has worked at Broadclyst Primary School, one of our Centres of Assessment Excellence, and the Cornerstone Academy Trust for 20 years. She is a Specialist Leader in Education and supports teachers' wider professional development as an SSAT Lead Practitioner and Enhanced Teacher Programme Facilitator. Alexandra is responsible for curriculum development and supports staff in delivering a personalised, creative, broad and balanced curriculum with enrichment opportunities and projects to extend the curriculum offer. She analyses the progress of all children within the Trust whatever their abilities and interests, setting targets to improve the outcomes of each subject. She also coordinates the School Direct programme within school alongside the other teacher training programmes that the school supports.  

This session focuses on the potential impact of COVID upon the return to school in terms of emotional wellbeing and the bearing this plays on achievement. Alexandra explains how her Trust has used our pupil attitudes measure, the Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey, this autumn to help identify those students most at risk. She discusses how the information generated by PASS can be the stimulus for professional discussions with class teachers, senior leaders, external agencies, other professionals and parents to target support for the individual child. She also explains how the information from PASS, in conjunction with other assessments, has helped  teachers to adapt their teaching strategies and intervention programmes to raise attainment. 

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