Wye School in Kent was part of the COVID-19 testing pilot in autumn. Luke Magee, the Principal, shares his experiences of running testing in a secondary school.
Lisa Whitworth, PSHE lead at Sidmouth College, shares the important role that schools have in supporting young people who need to disclose abuse, especially during COVID-19.
Principal, Cara Ackroyd, shares the protective measures her school has implemented to keep teaching and non-teaching staff as safe as possible.
Deputy Principal Steven Taylor writes about the importance of modelling socially distanced behaviour as a teacher and the part part all school staff have to play in reducing the risk posed by COVID-19.
Trust Leader, Matt, and Headteacher, Anna, share how their recovery programme has reduced parents’ concerns, created a welcoming environment for pupils and strengthened their community of schools.
As cases of COVID-19 rise, Chief Executive of Star Academies, Hamid Patel, shares the protective measures his schools have taken to successfully avoid sending an entire year group home when an outbreak occurs, while ensuring all pupils and staff are safe.
One of the biggest logistical challenges school leaders faced in preparing to welcome back all students has been how to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in school. How have schools been tackling it?
For every headteacher, keeping children safe is our top priority. Andrea Parker, Lead Headteacher of Bonneville Primary School, describes what school life has been like one month after she opened her doors.
On 15th June, Reception teacher, Mel Mycroft, welcomed her pupils back into her classroom. Mel describes her first week in school – the similarities, the differences, the nerves on Monday morning and the children’s happy faces by Friday. It’s been a very different first week back at school…
Embark Federation led a Reconnection to Recovery and Resilience programme which focused on the social, emotional and mental health needs of children and staff. Three members of staff reflect on the preparation taken to reopen using the programme which is expected to impact 4 million children.