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CONTENTS Dear Reader,


Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today, the final issue of what has been without doubt an extraordinary and unprecedented school year. With all schools expected now to return in September with full classes and with the DfE expecting them to have contingency plans in place for remote learning that include “high quality online resources”, the teachers I know are viewing the Autumn term with a certain amount of apprehension. Of course, we can’t know how the world will look by then, but it seems reasonable to suggest that however schools go about reopening fully, it is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication. Moving on to the magazine this month,


the features are still, as you would expect, dominated by coronavirus. Our main focus this issue is on closing the learning gap which is widely acknowledged to have been opened up by the enforced closing of schools and the switch to home schooling. In our first feature, we hear from James Grant, Co-Founder of home tutoring specialist MyTutor, who offers some great ideas on helping children catch up; while in our second, Emma Bell, Executive Director of Innovations for Learning, the charity which runs the TutorMate programme, explains why it is so important for us all to help disadvantaged learners in particular catch up. Of course, it wouldn’t be the end of year


issue of Education Today without our now traditional round up of school suppliers we’ve worked with over the past year, and as usual we’ve moved this to the front of the magazine for convenience and ease of reference. Whether you’re looking to replace your school floors, improve the air quality in your classrooms, or teach your pupils how to touch type, there’s sure to be something in the feature that will be of interest. Elsewhere, we have all the usual news


and views, and another “View from the virtual classroom”, this time from St Margaret’s School in Bushey, in which we hear about the school’s online learning programme in the company of Headteacher Lara Pechard. Remember, we love to hear from you, you


can get in touch with us via Twitter @EdTodayMag, Facebook and our homepage, as well as by phone or email.


Enjoy the issue, enjoy the summer break and stay safe!


Jonathan Swift - Managing Editor In this issue... 4-11 FEATURE: SCHOOL SUPPLIERS


A selection of some of the fantastic school suppliers we’ve worked with over the past year 13 VIEWS


With author Jeanie Davies; and BESA Operations Director Julia Garvey 14 BESA CORNER


With BESA members Speechlink Multimedia and Third Space Learning


16-17 VIEW FROM THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM


Remote learning at St Margaret’s School in Bushey


19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND With Joanne Gladders and Kate Sarginson


20-25 VIEWS & OPINION


Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


26-27 FEATURE FOCUS: BRIDGING THE COVID-19 LEARNING GAP


With James Grant, Co-Founder of home tutoring specialist MyTutor


28-29 FEATURE FOCUS: BRIDGING THE COVID-19 LEARNING GAP


We hear from Emma Bell, Executive Director of Innovations for Learning


30-IBC RECRUITMENT Selected job opportunities from talentedteacherjobs.co.uk


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