By Joanna Smith
The events surrounding Covid-19 have highlighted the absolute necessity for schools to be prepared to support the continuity of teaching and learning. All schools are now required to have a communication and learning platform in place to respond in the event of a partial or full school closure in the future. What does this mean for your school?
Adoption of a whole school platform
By the end of 2020, all schools must have adopted a whole school communication and learning platform. It must have been GDPR compliant and approved by the school’s patron/Board of Management.
Role of the whole school platform
Professional Development to support platform adoption and remote learning
Whole-school up-skilling on usage of the chosen communication/teaching and learning platform must be in place in all schools to include staff professional development training and support for teachers, parents and students.