A guide to learning in a Covid-19 world - Supporting Board of Trustees into 2021

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We know that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on you, your school and other schools across NZ. In 2020, you had to deal with new challenges and develop innovative ways to support your students.

Last year was tough and your school had to go above and beyond to meet the needs of your students and whānau. With this being said, the impacts of Covid-19 are likely to still be felt this year – and ERO would like to help you to support your school during this difficult time.

To do this, we talked to a wide range of schools in 2020 to find out about the challenges they had to overcome in responding to Covid-19 and the lessons learnt in supporting school staff, students and whānau. From talking to everyone, we have produced an in-depth report on the impact of Covid-19 on schools. This short guide draws from this report to provide:

  • practical advice for school Boards of Trustees
  • suggested actions for continuing to support students, parents, whānau, and staff in a Covid-19 world.

School trustees wanting to know more about how schools responded to Covid-19 in 2020 will also find this guide interesting.

We hope you find this guide useful to reflect how far you have come in responding to Covid-19 and to provide you with some ideas about what you could do next to support your school in 2021.