The reopening of schools following COVID-19 related closures is raising a myriad of questions for school leaders on how to prioritize the school community’s safety and health, and ensure that front line workers – teachers and education support staff – have the support, protection and tools they need to resume work.
Teachers have been key during the school closures in helping ensure that learning continue, and keeping in touch with students and their families. Their role during reopening will be just as important.
Following the joint Framework for Reopening Schools, and the policy guidance released earlier last month, UNESCO, the Teacher Task Force and the International Labour Organization have released a toolkit for school leaders to support and protect teachers and education support staff in the return to school.
The toolkit takes the seven dimensions identified in the policy guidance, and breaks them down into a series of actionable guiding questions, tips and resources.