Barnardo’s places pastoral care and safeguarding as top priorities for returning pupils

Ceri Moss COVID-19, Safeguarding, wellbeing

Barnardo’s places pastoral care and safeguarding as top priorities for returning pupils On Monday, after almost three months in lockdown, some pupils returned to school. These pupils are, of course, in addition to the vulnerable pupils and pupils of key workers who have continued attending school through the lockdown period. The BBC reported “highly variable” levels of attendance from primary …

How to Manage a Phased Re-opening During Covid-19: Webinar Summary

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Schools, wellbeing

How to manage a phased re-opening during COVID-19: Webinar summary by Yashna Smart Last week, I attended a webinar hosted by HCR Law, in which they discussed the issues around the possibility of staff and pupils returning to school in June. Of course, the majority of schools have been open throughout the lockdown period for vulnerable children and children of …

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support

Mara Raposo COVID-19, Schools, wellbeing

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support Right now, most education leaders are thinking about what kind of school their pupils will be going back to, whether that’s in June or September. On the return to school, the way pupils will be able to interact with their teachers based on distancing guidance – and indeed, how teachers will be …