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Reflecting on wellbeing in the new normal.

It almost seems a cliché to state that the first half of 2020 has been unprecedented. Yet the reality of this statement is all around us. As I write these words, the world is collectively reeling from the devastating impact of COVID-19 and still, we are unsure when things will return to more sense of normalcy. One consideration is how our wellbeing has been affected by these recent events and how we have tried to mitigate the effects. The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as:   “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”   The year 2020 has certainly tested our ability to maintain all the aspects of this definition. The global pandemic has meant we have faced a completely new paradigm that has made life challenging in a variety of ways for both teachers and pupils. My personal experience is one that demonstrates this perfectly. In February, I looked at global media reports on the virus as it spread around th