Posted on 31st May 2020 at 10:40
What’s your main priority when your school opens? Get things back to ‘normal’? Safety and security of your teachers and pupils? The emotional well-being of all in your school community? Are you worried about the future and what that will hold for your staff and pupils?
The re-opening of schools is certainly not an easy task for any Headteacher, and their Senior Leadership Team, to be considering in these unusual times. You are juggling the demands put forward by the Government (which seems to offer none of the reassurances school leaders want) versus the safety of your staff and students and the growing call for a well-being curriculum that allows all involved to process what has happened to them over the last few months. Now throw into the mix the negative portrayal of teachers in the press and morale of anyone returning to school being at an all-time low.