None of your training prepared you for this. A quick corridor catch up with your colleague is now ill-advised, dropping off registers at the school office is a potential health hazard, and bubbles mean something far less fun than the name suggests.
COVID-19 prevention measures in your primary school are a tricky thing to get a handle on. The guidance is ever-changing, there’s a sea of misinformation out there. And most of all - you would need the powers of a Jedi to keep a group of excitable young children one/two metres apart...
No doubt you are already doing what you feasibly can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your school, but there are certain tips, tricks and tech tools that you may not have heard about yet, including the below:
In many ways, cloud technology is really familiar to us. In our home lives we access cloud services like email or Netflix, more or less every day. We couldn’t imagine going back to posting letters, or a weekly trip to Blockbuster video. And yet, when it comes to a school’s management information system, cloud technology is something that needs a bit more explaining.
How do you unite a school community that’s spread across home and school learning environments, while also trying to navigate the many other challenges of phased school re-openings? This is yet another riddle that school staff have been faced with this week, but one that they’ve been solving with the same steely determination that’s gotten them through the pandemic so far.
With that in mind, here are some top tips and examples of how you can bring together a divided school community, at a time where togetherness has never been more needed: