It is almost beyond belief that all our lives could dramatically change within a week. The impact of the Government’s measures to protect lives has been felt by all, but for education, it has resulted in a series of challenges that we now must work to meet, if we are to continue to support and educate our students to the best of our ability, under these circumstances.
Following, the announcement to close schools across the country and subsequent list of exemptions for children of ‘key workers’ last week, we have taken time to reflect, discuss and formulate an operational and support plan for our employees, candidates and clients.
We’d like to share some actions and decisions we’ve agreed upon, which first and foremost prioritise the wellbeing of every individual to ensure their safety.
As we all prepare for these challenging times, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that despite school closures, there will be the need for the education community to have a forward thinking approach to the continued recruitment efforts required to meet the staffing demands, once schools are able to open their doors once again.
Amidst these unprecedented times we are hearing of heart-warming examples of communities coming together. We hope to play our part, not only in supporting our people, candidates and clients but sharing best practice in adapting to these challenging circumstances.
We will keep you regularly updated, in the meantime, please reach out to us with any concerns; no question is off-topic or too small, we are here to help.
Lastly, please take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay away where possible. Be patient and kind. There is no better time to strengthen our bonds by connecting digitally to help each other through this storm and come out the other side stronger.
Together supporting one another.