Chris Parr

How Covid has revolutionised teaching

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The past nine months have possibly been the toughest that teachers have ever faced, but Chris Parr finds that, amid the chaos, teachers have been quietly working education miracles for their pupils. He talks to staff from all sectors and phases about the ingenious ways they have found to teach amid a global pandemic

 How Covid has revolutionised teaching

Belinda Ludlam carefully considers the question. Eventually, the director of sixth-form learning and assistant headteacher at Oaklands Catholic School, Hampshire, begins to answer.

“You know, I didn’t think all this would change schools so markedly,” she says. “When I think about how much people have changed this term, in terms of their content delivery and the creative ways that they’re producing materials, it’s phenomenal. It’s like a war, where medical discoveries are accelerated – the Covid crisis has forced us to deliver learning in a different way, and some of it is really good.”

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