Schools – Summer 2020

Navigating a Crisis: collaboration across the education community


What an extraordinary time this has been for all involved in education. Education and its provision, however, has faced unparalleled disruption on a global scale, right through from infant care through to tertiary learning. The response to this across the educational spectrum could be considered remarkable both in its pace and level of innovation with the changes to the delivery of teaching, and the collaboration across schools and sectors for the benefit of young people. In a sector so full of passion and pride, where learners always come first, there has been extraordinary commitment from so many during the pandemic.

Leadership has been paramount, from Heads and their senior teams as well as from governing Boards. The need for collaboration right across the educational gamut, as well as within individual organisations, has placed teamwork and communication at the heart of all it is doing. To know your team well and understand how they operate, particularly when under pressure, is significant and this is an area where we continue to offer support to our Schools community.

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Edition Overview

What an extraordinary time this has been for all involved in education. As we write this edition of CANVAS, we are looking ahead to an uncertain future and there is no major sector or section