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  • Journeying through a ‘new normal’ together

    The last three months have been unprecedented and not without their profound challenges. Never have we seen schools, families, businesses and the wider sector come together so powerfully to support learning.

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  • Our wellbeing journey at Pearson

    Mental ill-health is one of the biggest public health challenges facing society and a critical business issue. Stress in on the increase. One in six employees will be suffering from a common mental health issue, like anxiety, stress or depression at any one time in the workplace, with 1 in 4 of the wider population suffering from mental illness at some point in their lives. 

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  • Everyone’s talking about catch-up

    Everyone's talking about catch-up - teacher reading to her student

    School’s back – now how do you close the reading gap?

    Well, it’s finally happened – you’re back in school - with full classes (with or without masks) - and now it’s the moment of truth: what have your pupils been doing since March? Of course, you hope that they avidly followed your online lessons and dutifully completed all tasks set with the devoted attention of a furloughed parent… but the reality might be quite different. There will be many pupils who were not in need of additional support prior to school closure but who will now need a boost to get back on track. You might be tempted to think that the Number 1 priority is to test pupils to find out the extent of the damage of missing school, but it would be more beneficial to your pupils to give them enough time to tune back in to learning mode first.

     

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