The resilience of schools is being tested significantly right now. But what an incredible response we’ve seen from the sector over the last several weeks? We’ve been humbled by some of the stories we’ve heard of school leaders going above and beyond to support their pupils, staff and communities. And yet, the situation continues to evolve.
Maintaining a good dynamic with parents is no mean feat at the best of times. So how do you manage it when your community is spread between skeleton schools and home learning environments?
It’s a challenge, but true to form - schools are rising to it and sharing their best practice with the rest of the sector. We spoke with several school leaders, as well as our colleagues at The Key to bring you these expert tips on communicating with parents during COVID-19:
As this whirlwind school term draws to a close hopefully you will be getting the chance to catch a breath and take some sort of break - whether you’re remaining open for Good Friday and Easter Monday or closing down for a few days.
If you do need any support, our colleagues at The Key have made some if their resources free for you, offering practical advice on challenges such as getting free school meals to children, managing staff and planning remote lessons for next term. You can view these resources below:
If you have been working in a school over the past few weeks, you will agree that it’s been a testing time, to say the least. As you get to grips with running a skeleton school and teaching remotely, lean on this guidance from our colleagues at The Key: