The school uniform debate has long been the staple of many adolescent students in debating societies and on-line forums across the world. For and against, the pros and cons, discussed ad nauseum often to an uncomfortable hard stop when teachers intervene with a ‘now get back to class’.
It has never been more important to have parents and carers involved in the education of young people. The invisible social contract between home and school always seemed to have a line between ‘home’ and ‘school’: current circumstances have blurred that line.
Through ongoing assessment, teachers build a comprehensive picture of the progress and learning needs of each child in order to plan future work and ultimately improve learning.
The disruption caused by Covid-19 was and is undoubtedly the biggest upheaval in our education system since the second world war.