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Five “silver linings” schools have found during lockdown

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Jul 17, 2020 11:58:30 AM

“The great thing about this pandemic is that we have learned to slow down and restore our work/life balance.” Said no school leader ever. 

This “silver lining” will probably be slightly jarring for you as a school leader who has just made it through the most stressful school year in recent history. And while 2020 isn’t over yet, the dust does seem to be settling somewhat across the sector - allowing us to take a step back and reflect on some of the more positive outcomes from lockdown…

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, covid19, school reopening

5 social distancing tips for your reopened school

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Jul 3, 2020 11:33:07 AM


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:

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, covid19, school reopening

ScholarPack: how our technology is making a difference to schools tackling COVID-19

Posted by Joe Blair on Jun 26, 2020 10:22:06 AM

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.

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Topics: The cloud, cloud, technology, MIS, schools, scholarpack, covid19

How to bring together a divided school community

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Jun 5, 2020 11:45:15 AM


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:

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Topics: wellbeing, mental health, scholarpack, blog, covid19, school reopening