My powerpoint presentation was ready, I knew exactly how I wanted every minute of the lesson to play out but when I walked through the door and saw no teacher on the back row - my heart began to race...
As students and teachers across the country return to face-to-face teaching, we look back at the challenges of the past 12 months, the disparity in students' learning experiences and how, going forwards, we can help teachers identify gaps in learning and implement personalised, targeted support efficiently.
My path to The EverLearner
Leaving the school environment was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I had spent most of my late teenage years and early adulthood wanting to be a PE teacher and having to leave that behind after only six years due to mental health issues, was an extremely challenging time. As I am sure fellow PE teachers can understand, not being able to take sports teams or to have that close camaraderie with students is something that I still miss dearly. The annual ski trips, the sports tours to various locations were all parts of the job that we definitely take for granted.
On 8th January 2021, The EverLearner set up a £10,000 fund which teachers could apply to help their most disadvantaged children during the national lockdown. Within just one day the entirety of the fund had been distributed to teachers in need. The stories we have been hearing from fellow colleagues and Edtech companies up and down the country are nothing short of harrowing.