The Secret Teacher: How pupils feel back in school may surprise

Bad seat allocation and lockerless burden of schoolbag: we should gather experience data

“I’ve been using my lunchtime supervision to ask students how they feel about being back in school. Their answers are very enlightening.” Photograph: iStock

“I’ve been using my lunchtime supervision to ask students how they feel about being back in school. Their answers are very enlightening.” Photograph: iStock

“I’m loving school”, says Anna. “And, until now I have always really, really hated it,” she added.

Over the past few weeks she has been truly thriving – and for the very first time in her secondary school years. The longer the restrictions continue, the more progress Anna will make.

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