Learning from Lockdown

How the current crisis could change the way we think about education

Peter Hyman, Co-Director Big Education, Co-Founder School 21

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This blog tries to answer the question, what can we learn from lockdown that will improve education when schools return?  This blog will help to curate some of these ideas and insights, so that this extraordinary forced experiment genuinely has lasting legacy and real benefit.

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Enquiry questions

What things have you started doing that you want to keep?

What are the things you want to get rid of on your return to school?

What do you miss from the way things were before the crisis?

Lessons from Lockdown


Post lockdown we need to create a sense of belonging for all identities

Hannah Wilson Founder, Diverse Educators

Allies: noun. a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose. verb. combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. Allyship: A lifelong process of building relation...

There are no quick fixes - moving beyond tokenism requires time and understanding

Hannah Jepson Director, Engaging for Success; Co-Founder and Director, LGBTed

As someone who has worked in education for most of their career, I am not surprised by the way many in the sector have responded to this most challenging of times. I am proud to belong to a community so committed to...

Rich learnings from across the Challenge Partners network for a better post-Covid schools system

Dr Kate Chhatwal CEO of Challenge Partners

As we approach the end of term, the two things on most education minds are: ‘are we nearly there yet?’ and ‘what more do we need to do now to be ready for September?’ Important questions, especially the focus on taking...

Illuminating insights from a range of thoughtful leaders

Peter Hyman Co-Director, Big Education

The Learning from Lockdown blog has a clear aim: To learn the lessons of what we're doing now, so that we can improve education when we go back, full on. We've had some amazing contributions already....