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Raring to go after local lockdown

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Lauren Findley is a Year 6 teacher at Braunstone Primary School in Leicester and is just entering her third year of teaching. After a local lockdown, Lauren reflects on what will carry her through the uncertainty of this year and what her first few days have been like back at school…  


It’s been a rollercoaster few months! As a teacher in Leicester who’s just finished my RQT year, I experienced the first local restrictions in the UK when my school closed two weeks before the summer holidays started.

But I’ve been back in school now since 24th August and I’m just so happy to be with the kids - where we’re all meant to be! There’s such a happy buzz around the school. All my colleagues and I are really looking forward to having a bit of normality - during what is still not a very normal time. Even though we might face uncertainty, my love for education, my school and my pupils will carry me through: making a child smile on a rainy Monday morning, opening their minds to worlds they never knew existed, teaching them a skill that will stay with them for a lifetime.

If you want to see what my experience of returning to school was like, you can watch my video diaries of being back in school. The Inset days, the new classroom set up, the protective measures, breaktime routines and the buzz of being back with the kids – it’s all a bit different but I couldn’t be happier to be back!

Preparing to go back to school

Back at school

Good luck everyone!

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