I think it is safe to say that the Covid-19 situation caught us all a little unawares. We have seen epidemics like SARS and EBOLA before, but these have always been stopped before being able to spread. This time was different. The grim inevitability of school closures was upon us and this meant we had to make plans and fast.
We have now entered into our third week of home-learning after an Easter ‘break’; although many people will still have been working despite what the news says about schools being open, closed, opening, closed until September, open over Summer. I think we could all really do with less speculation! 
This is an extraordinary time for everyone. For parents with children of all ages, it also means balancing children’s needs and their wellbeing alongside your own.
Schools can't go back. They need to go forward. Something new has to form.
School safeguarding leader Impero have launched Impero Back:drop, a free digital safeguarding tool, designed to simplify the recording and management of pupil wellbeing.
In recent weeks UK schools have made the transition to distance learning as part of the Government’s social distancing strategy, in order to better protect students and staff and slow the spread of coronavirus. As we get to grips with working from home, helping students who have been busy preparing for their GCSEs and A-level exams will be key, whilst ensuring measures are in place to support our hardworking ...
How do we create remote timetables that best serve teachers and students?
We are in completely uncharted waters. Thousands of children at home with parents, unable to go to school. Schools are attempting to provide resources for parents to use at home, to varying degrees of success. But what is the intention? To replicate school? To ensure children don’t miss out on learning?
Following the announcement from the UK Government for all UK schools to close in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Theatre Collection will now be available to pupils and teachers at state schools and state-funded further education colleges via remote access in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing. Schools will be able to share log-in details with pupils to access resources at home during this period.
The Great Exhibition at Home Challenge is a positive contribution to independent learning at home during this period of unprecedented Covid-19 disruption from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Big Ideas. 
In global rankings and comparisons of education systems around the world, the UK’s education system regularly scores highly. Yet, these rankings can overlook the multitude of challenges faced by teachers, parents, schools, social workers and policy makers on a daily basis, in providing the vital education and support needed by our children and young people. 
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