Undoubtedly, the next scholastic year will bring about old and new challenges. During this mid-summer period, school employers are focussing on the required workforce to open schools and to run the scholastic year. Based on the most recent national directions issued by the health authorities, we should expect a return to normality in terms of health protocols.
This would ease the pressures on the increased number of personnel, particularly teachers, who were required to cover additional classes during the pandemic. A return to the pre-pandemic running of schools will, however, expose again a number of issues including teacher shortages, saturation and the increasing effect of mobility.
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