There was also a new-found respect for teachers, and support staff, and what they do, to provide children with the best possible start to life.
Many families, and schools, were also exceedingly grateful to those entrepreneurs, like South Yorkshire’s David Richards, who spearheaded various “laptops for kids” initiatives. Their resourcefulness in sourcing, and adapting, child-friendly computers for youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to use did put Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to shame.
And while these devices will help youngsters with homework as they catch-up with their studies, the one abiding lesson of the past year is that education is at its most effective when it is a genuine three-way partnership between schools, families and pupils.
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