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How to make a success of WFH (Working From Home)

We have a new acronym in education – WFH. Taking inspiration from colleagues in the EdNorth schools network, Sean Harris offers advice for working from home

It is possible that you are feeling the impact of WFH – the new acronym that has hit teachers across the land.

Yes, the majority of us are now Working From Home. Yes, I know, teachers have always worked from home. However, late evenings marking books or planning lessons are not what faces us now.

WFH in the context of the coronavirus outbreak and the partial school closures presents another challenge entirely to teachers, who will understandably be feeling a disconnect from their many colleagues and the pupils that they serve.

Many teachers will, of course, still be working on-site, helping to keep schools open for the children of key workers and those vulnerable or with SEN. However, many teachers will be asked to work from home. Indeed, the National Education Union (NEU) has advocated a rota system to ensure all colleagues get time away from school as we seek to manage this crisis.

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