What lies in store for us in 2022? Headteacher Ben Evans considers some of the challenges that await and what his priorities are for the coming year

For the education sector, 2021 was a year like no other. School leaders planned for closures, re-introduced online learning, planned for re-opening, and managed many interruptions along the way.

Blended learning has become a way of life in schools and, most importantly, teachers have learnt to become more flexible in their approach – in coverage of the curriculum and in assessment.

The challenges of 2021 have of course been aplenty, and well-documented, but schools have coped extraordinarily well. Right to the very end of the year, leadership teams and teachers have been battling with government guidance, an increase in Covid cases, anxious and disgruntled parents, and increased workload due to blended learning and other exigencies.

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