Recovery Curriculum CPD Twilight: Community (literacy focus) - 12 October 2020

Supporting teachers to reset with a creative recovery curriculum, this FREE online CPD focuses on poetry and community

Recovery Curriculum CPD sessions

This series of free CPD sessions have a Recovery Curriculum focus and will support you to use the creative arts to address the consequences of the pandemic on your students’ lives and learning. Based on the work of Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes, the sessions will focus on each of the five levers from the proposed curriculum: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space.

Delivered by the artists and creative practitioners who have developed activities for our new Recovery Curriculum Resource, each session will:

  • Offer guidance on putting the Recovery Curriculum principles into practice
  • Enable you to discuss with the artist and other educators how to adapt the activities to suit your Key Stage and cohort, make them more guided, or more student-led
  • Explore the ways the arts can support students’ wellbeing and readjustment to school life
  • Provide an opportunity to network and share advice with colleagues

This session will focus on Lever 2 - Community

Join Tim Stanton, Education Manager and Annette McCartney, SEND Relationship Manager from the team at Pop Up Projects CIC and learn how to deliver a new sequence of poetry activities to your students as part of a Recovery Curriculum.

This session is designed to help teachers give their students an understanding of the different communities that they are a part of, while also providing them with a space to think about and share what life in their communities has been like during lockdown. The activities will reaffirm students’ place within the school community by considering what they value and what they would like to improve. Participants will be introduced to a sequence of four simple activities that use literature as a tool for exploring these themes.

Pop Up Projects is a non-profit national children’s literature development agency that delivers imaginative education programmes in mainstream and special schools.

The activities explored in this CPD are suitable for KS2 and KS3, however the session will also provide tips in how to adapt them further and we encourage teachers who work with all age ranges to attend.

The activities can be found in our free online Reset resource, under Lever 2.


These free CPD sessions are delivered as part of Reset – our programme of support in response to the pandemic. For more information on the full programme go to

Event Details




12 October 2020


4:30PM 6:00PM



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