I write this as schools are shut once again to most pupils and remote teaching is offered at home, in an attempt to curb the drastic rise in Covid-19 cases.
The announcement came at the eleventh hour, once many schools had already opened their doors to pupils for the Spring term.
The constantly changing guidance for schools has been confusing and challenging, to say the least. And despite schools being better prepared to deliver remote learning gained from the first lockdown (and during periods of pupil isolation), it still has its challenges.
There are many barriers to pupils receiving a meaningful education at home.
On page 31, Victoria Temple from the National Centre for Computing Education shares how schools are coping with the challenges of delivering remote education during the pandemic, and Mark Bentley from charitable trust LGfL discusses ways to keep children safe whilst working online.
Page 16 shares the success stories of our recent Education Business Award winners, showcasing the dedication of the education sector during these difficult times.