We can build teacher resilience through teamwork
In lockdown, teachers have continued to take care of pupils both in and out of school. The psychological impact on staff has been significant, writes Megan Dixon
As an acting headteacher in a small primary school, I have kept our provision open during the past few months to provide care for the children of key workers, vulnerable children and those with special educational needs or disabilities. As a staff, we did this willingly and with joy – it was a pleasure to spend time with the children and a privilege to be able to play a role at this time of crisis.
However, there was a cost.
Teachers who work in small schools are a breed apart. You cannot work in a small school without completely buying into the team. With tiny budgets that are often ...