War and schools
Even on the home front, UK schools deemed vulnerable to terrorism linked to the war are having to contemplate direct attacks (page eight). Others will have anxious children with relatives in the armed forces. And almost every school needs to be ready to allow pupils to share and confront their feelings and to counter any friction between Muslims and non-Muslims which some will use this conflict to exploit.
Teachers now have to draw on their deepest reserves of professionalism to set aside their own strong feelings in order to provide whatever perspective, comfort, understanding and empathy their pupils need.