Even before the corona virus crisis, mental health issues were the number one cause of long-term absence among UK workers. Lockdown will have undoubtedly exacerbated this issue. Supporting people to be mentally ready for a return to school, and to cope with changes in work patterns and practices, is a major challenge.
School leaders need to have sensitive conversations to support the mental and physical wellbeing of their teachers and parent.
Teachers, pupils and parents need to feel psychologically safe in order to return to school.
Leaders need to lead with empathy and direction. We have developed an online foundation course, delivered through virtual classrooms, to help schools devise practical steps to support the school community through these changing times:
Ideal for school clusters and multi-academy groups
Leading in extraordinary times
A single 90 min webinar for school staff which we recommend accompanies the leader programme.
Return to school will raise concerns over safety, wellbeing and change. Some staff will work from home, which requires a new mindset and new practices. Resilience, agility and adaptability are core skills. People will need to learn quickly and modify how they teach at short notice.
This 90 min webinar introduces
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