Why pupils need a 'soft start' when schools return

Wall, Kate (2020) Why pupils need a 'soft start' when schools return. Times Educational Supplement, London.

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It is naive to think that the return to school in 2020 will be the same as any other year. There is the small matter of a worldwide pandemic, the majority of children and young people have been learning at home since March and teachers have been on a steep learning curve with blended and online learning strategies. So, there is a need to be flexible and maybe reconsider what we do in these important first two to three weeks.