COVID-19 Distance Learning Support for Principals

Free support and resources to make distance learning a seamless experience for all involved.

Distance learning is here, and it may be here for the long-term.  

The challenge for school leaders is now finding what works well for their school community, how to build confidence in the use of distance learning methods, and what can be sustained in the long-term. 

Springboard and our expert partners are providing support to schools under Ministry of Education’s guidelines, leading and implementing the transition from classroom to a remote and blended environment where every student, teacher, parent and caregiver will have a different role to play. 

How Springboard Trust can help with distance learning 

Under our School Innovation Services banner, and in our role as an accredited PLD provider with the Ministry of Education, Springboard can support you and your school to create a sustainable distance learning model that brings together your people, all relevant technology and best-practice leadership.   

Currently, we have developed custom support under the following themes:  

  • Leadership in a time of change (lifting capability, critical decision-making) 

  • Leading towards distance learning

  • Implementing distance learning (“getting it done”, including distance teaching practices) 

  • Engaging stakeholders 

  • Building resilience 

  • Coaching for school leaders 

If you, your school or your community need assistance with making distance learning a seamless experience for everyone involved, please get in touch with your Programme Manager or fill out our contact form.   

Who can access Springboard’s distance learning support – and how 

Our support comes in addition to the COVID-19 PLD Distance Learning Support package from the MoE, and is open to all schools who need it – not just Springboard alumni.

To access our support, you can either reallocate approved PLD hours you have with Springboard Trust or request our support directly from the Ministry of Education.  

To access Ministry of Education guidance, FAQs and contact details on Distance Learning PLD, head this way!

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