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The trainee teachers stepping up during the coronavirus lockdown

NHS and health and social care staff are, quite rightly, the focus of attention right now as they work to help those suffering from the worst effects of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. However, they are not the only key workers. Despite the closure of many schools, the children of keyworkers including healthcare workers, but also those working to keep delivering essential products and services, are still being looked after by schools on skeleton staff. Plus, all the children at home with parents at the current time still need to be supplied with work and activities to do. For that reason, teachers are also key.

We’ve heard from many of our current undergraduate and postgraduate student teachers who are showing their commitment to the profession they’re entering by stepping up with an extra pair of hands during this difficult time.