Education Professionals Guide to Remote Working
Our partners at SWGfL have put together a helpful resource for education professionals now working from home. This has been in response to a growing sense of miss-information about what is and isn’t good practice when it comes to remote working.
The term ‘Remote Working’ has become commonplace throughout the UK. Only a month ago, working habits were drastically different to what they are now and many will be working hard to balance home working, home schooling (if you have children) and rest. Despite this though there are some important things in the resource that are good to keep in mind when it comes to daily work routine if you are an education professional now working from home.
Why it’s Important
Students may be learning at home for much longer, remotely from the professionals that work with them. There is a growing sense of miss-information about what is and isn’t good practice.
Most importantly, these are extraordinary circumstances, therefore it’s even more important to follow the safeguarding policies schools have in place for children, young people and for staff.
An education professionals understanding of the child may change if suddenly they’re not seeing them regularly and a video discloses more about their home life than previously known. Making sure safeguarding policies are robust enough for this situation is important.
What is available?
Our partners at SWGfL have put together a helpful resource that outlines the key points to remember when it comes to remote working if you’re an education professional. This also includes knowledge on communicating with your colleagues as well as working with students, making sure safeguards are considered not to mention what to do when it comes to data protection.