See you in September: A school year ahead like no other

See you in September: A school year ahead like no other

It’s official: the country’s schools are reopening. But what will they be like in the era of the coronavirus? Teachers acknowledge the support pledged by the government, but they – as well as parents and pupils – are worried about the many difficulties that lie ahead

2nd August, 2020

When the government last week published its plan to reopen schools, Michael Cregan was relieved. Finally he had some clarity on what to expect, although he was now anxious about the work that needed to be done in the short time available.

“The reality is that there is a massive challenge ahead,” the principal of Laurel Hill FCJ secondary school in Limerick said. “Teachers, principals, parents, partners, trustees and management bodies all want the schools...

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