John Taylor is the Executive Principal of Roundthorn and Coppice Primary Academies, part of Focus Trust, a primary only, multi academy trust based in the North of England. #CareDareFairShare
Covid-19 had struck. We sent the children home from Roundthorn Primary Academy three days before schools closed nationally to all but key workers and vulnerable children. We’d had an outbreak; a number of staff fell ill and I was taking no chances. With little time to plan and just a few photocopied sheets in hand, we sent the children home not knowing what the immediate future might look like or when we’d see them again.