As schools head into the summer term, Chief Executive of Star Academies, Hamid Patel, shares the protective measures his schools have taken to successfully minimise the number of pupils and staff isolating when an outbreak occurs, while ensuring all pupils and staff are safe.
Shaun Booth, Assistant Headteacher and SENCO joined Pinderfields Hospital Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) after working for 15 years in ‘mainstream’ education. Shaun shares how he met the additional challenges of providing remote education during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Headteacher, Michael Eggleton, shares the steps, big and small, his school have taken to make sure staff get the support they need at work.
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.
Though our return to the classroom has been incredibly welcome, as long as students have to self-isolate at home, schools must continue to the prepare for the ‘worst-case scenario’. At Trinity Academy Halifax, we have continuously refined our remote curriculum to ensure that our students feel adequately supported.
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.
While self-isolating, Nicola McCleave, reflects on how staff at Reaseheath College have worked together to support each other emotionally during a challenging time.
Jose Negrin explains the strategies, resources and tools in place to deal with the new and complex challenges that COVID-19 has brought on the mental health needs of pupils and staff.
We asked winners of this year’s Lifetime Achievement silver Teaching Award which teachers made an impression on them.