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:
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:
You only have to go as far as your social media pages to see how much momentum #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is getting at the minute, and it’s not really surprising.
The lockdown is forcing us all to live and work in unconventional, confined, and in some cases life-changing, circumstances right now.
And with increased recognition of these challenges - particularly within the education sector, school leaders are being directed to free guidance on how best to support staff wellbeing in places that they didn’t even know to look. In that vein, I wanted to share some of the best tools and practical tips that I’ve seen from across the sector...