In our report Education in the time of crisis: The potential implications of school closures for teachers and students we considered what we could learn from past crises about the potential implications of school closures and the crisis more widely for students’ learning and student as well as teacher wellbeing. While we can learn a lot from past crises, it is equally important to consider how the current unprecedented circumstances are affecting teachers and students. This is why the Chartered College of Teaching carried out a consultation with nearly 1,800 members about the effects of the current crisis on their wellbeing, workload, your students’ learning and your opinions on school reopening plans.
Given the central role that teachers have played and continue to play in the education system’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, we believe that it is paramount to consider your views and experiences to improve our understanding of the the potential implications this crisis has had on your wellbeing, workload and teaching. Teachers are also ideally placed to assess any effects the crisis may have had on your students’ learning and wellbeing and to assess reopening plans for the feasibility in a school context.
This recorded webinar presents evidence on teachers’ experiences based on nearly 1,800 responses to an online survey and online focus groups.
Watching this webinar will help teachers, school leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders in education to increase your understanding of the current crisis, how it affects students and teachers and what we need to consider when planning the return of more students to schools.
The webinar was led by Education Research Manager, Dr Lisa-Maria Muller, and Research and Learning Specialist, Gemma Goldenberg, who authored the report.