I don't usually do this but I thought that I would share some of the INSET and training messages that we have shared as a staff team over the past couple of days as 65 teachers have returned to school in these unprecedented times. Joining us online or actually coming into school, it felt very different but wonderful to reconnect!
As I said during the ZOOM calls, all teachers have essentially continued their own learning journeys in the sense of exploring and mastering new platforms and then adapting their detailed schemes of work to fit a new world!
However, I started with the following clip that was very kindly shared by a parent - I suspect that it conveys a certain energy that we are all feeling and it's worth keeping this in your minds as parents as we take a leap into our own unknowns...
I have attached the following slides from our 'whole school meeting' that opened our Friday training day last week. Whilst I could see that 65 colleagues were in a shared space on MS Teams, not being able to read their body language was an entirely and quite disconcerting feeling - something that I know most teachers will find strange as they prepare to welcome you back over this week.
Slide 1 - our agenda