Category Archives - Covid 19

The Push for Digital Transformation in Schools

The Push for Digital Transformation in Schools The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change for many organisations, and schools haven’t been left out of the push it has created for digital transformation and online learning. Although now over, school closures “drove multi-generational digital upskilling in schools. A study published on 26th April 2021…

Managing Teacher Recruitment, Training and Retention

Managing Teacher Recruitment, Training and Retention With many schools, teaching unions and teachers expressing concerns about how safe the classroom is – despite reassurance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), an article by Yvonne Williams in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), asks how many teachers have decided to quit their profession. …

Teacher role models: Learning from inspirational teachers

Teacher role models: Learning from inspirational teachers Mark Siswick, Executive Headteacher of Chesterton Primary School, in south London, and co-founder of the Wandle Learning Trust, was honoured for services to education in the New Year’s Honours list by being awarded an MBE.  The Northern Echo writes: “During the pandemic, he helped to create a national home learning…

Promoting literacy in schools

Promoting literacy in schools School closures in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions have had a disproportionate effect on disadvantaged pupils, which could reverse any progress made over the last decade to narrow the attainment gap. These children were already twice as likely as their better off peers to leave primary school unable to read or…

Schools are going green – and saving money

Schools are going green – and saving money A former maths teacher has set up a project to build young people’s awareness of climate change and equip them with the knowledge and resources to tackle it in their own communities. Established in 2015, Henry Greenwood thought up the Green Schools Project while training as a maths teacher at Kingsmead…

Tackling food poverty during Covid-19

Tackling food poverty during Covid-19 Fourteen per cent of UK families with children have experienced food insecurity in the six months up to August/September 2020, up from 11.5% before the pandemic. That’s according to research conducted by the New Food Foundation. The figure accounts for four million people, including 2.3 million children. While footballer Marcus Rashford…