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COVID-19 schools

Leading schools in times of crisis: 6 practical steps

You may or may not have had training on school leadership in a crisis. Being prepared certainly helps, though the scale of what is happening now is unprecedented in our lifetime.

Looking after vulnerable pupils and children of key workers, while managing full or partial closure, supporting staff remotely, learning to work effectively and all …

Technology for working remotely. Guide for school leaders and staff

Download the guide to technology for working remotely and share it with your colleagues.

If you are a school leader who is new to leading school staff remotely, start with the basics. Check with your staff about their internet connection, ensure they have a laptop, PC, iPad or tablet. Ideally, they should also have headphones …

Support your school staff during the COVID-19 outbreak: 8 tips

School leaders and staff have been thrown into the next century overnight, with a forced work-from-home policy and little or no face-to-face interaction. It will feel strange not to be in the usual workplace and particularly for those of your staff who spend most of their time in the classroom. School leadership in crisis …

Staff wellbeing survey – should you run one now?

I know staff wellbeing remains a priority and keeping to routine and some normality is going to be important for many of your staff. Will running a staff wellbeing survey now help?

You will have seen our Remote Working and Wellbeing Guide. This provides tips for staff to manage home working, when not supporting children …

Tips for remote working during the COVID-19 lockdown

The current lockdown poses significant challenges for staff, especially those who usually spend most of their time in the classroom. This article shares tips for remote working to help you better look after yourself and your mental health during this uncertain time. You can download them here.

Many of us miss being part of a …

Avoid thinking traps and improve staff wellbeing

One way of improving staff wellbeing is to help staff help themselves. With many members of your team working from home, this is also an opportunity for them to learn new techniques, up-skill and avoid thinking traps.

Introducing them to thinking traps and how they might avoid leading themselves in unhelpful ways could provide useful …

Improve staff wellbeing by managing thinking

 

Can you improve staff wellbeing by managing your thinking?

Creating a culture where staff thrive and can do their best work and where staff wellbeing is just part of what happens every day is important and the right place to start. Role modelling and re-enforcing the right leadership behaviours and having effective systems that support …