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Short answer: We cannot go back to normal.

More useful answer: We have to put the safety and wellbeing first, before the academia.

Reason behind the answer: We do not know what our pupils have been through, in an instant we changed their focus of education, exams that pupils had worked so hard towards were suddenly cancelled – all of us (including staff) need time and space to make sense of this new world.

I recently spoke for #GlobalBrewEdIsolation on this topic.

The video is available here.


I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Mr T @MrTs_NQTs, an experienced teacher who now works with and supports hundreds of trainees and NQTs. We did a short recording of our strategies and expectations for transitioning back, you can listen to that here.

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