Covid recovery in the education sector – let’s not forget the teachers

The impact of Covid-19 on the education sector is well documented.  Schools experienced partial closures due to national lockdown for the first time in March 2020, with a second round of partial closures from January to March 2021.  With schools now open to all pupils, the focus is on how to recover from this disruption.  Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the narrative in the media and policy recommendations focuses on the impact of school closures on children, with talk of learning loss, and “catch-up” plans.  Disappointingly, the impact on teachers and ways to support them moving forward has been far less prominent.