Many educators are welcoming more students back this term despite the health risks to themselves and their families. Others continue to work from home, managing the complex demands of teaching online.

We want to say a big thanks to all those working in schools, colleges and universities for their dedication and hard work in this time of continuing uncertainty.

Enjoy this month’s newsletter and please get in touch with any comments, stories or feedback.

Why ‘good enough’ matters now more than ever

Now more than ever teachers and education staff should recognise they are strong, essential, and doing their very best to support young people at this difficult time argues Emma Kell. Read more. 

The importance of kindness during a pandemic

Adrian Bethune looks at why kindness and compassion are important now more than ever and how it can be best cultivated in schools and colleges. Read more.

Transitioning out of lockdown

As school closures and lockdown continues headteacher Darren Morgan looks at what is causing educators the most anxiety at this time and the strategies he and his staff are using to cope. Read more.

Bernard’s story

Supply teacher Bernard lost his income due to the pandemic. Thanks to our supporters we were able to help Bernard and his family with a grant to cover their council tax and service charge for three months. Read his story.

Portraits of the nation

Teachers and their students can take part in Hold Still, a community photography project, launched by Duchess of Cambridge with the National Portrait Gallery, to capture the hopes and fears of the nation in the time of coronavirus. Find out more.

Emergency coronavirus appeal

Thank you to all those who have already donated to our appeal. As the pandemic continues, many education workers like Julie are being pushed to the limit, emotionally and financially. If you’re able to support us please spare whatever you can.

If you’re an education worker struggling to cope, don’t hesitate to call the Education Support Helpline on 08000 562 561.

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