This episode of The SecEd Podcast looks at Covid-19, including how schools have coped this term, our biggest successes, biggest challenges, lessons learned, and our planning for the spring and summer terms 2021.

This discussion, which took place on December 14, included Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, and three headteachers from schools in Tier 2 and 3 areas:

Topics of discussion included the leadership shown by schools, remote education, staff wellbeing & fatigue, workload, government guidance, school budgets, risk assessment, catch-up funding, exam preparation, parental engagement, mental health & more.

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