For Henry Cullen, director of studies at St Albans High School for Girls, two major issues were momentum and rethinking the experience from the learner perspective. Momentum is about the extent to which remote teaching cannot replicate the frequency of contact between student and teacher eg from dropping from two lessons and two homeworks to one lesson and one homework. You have to build in little chances for retrieval practices at the start that you may not have to do in the classroom when there is less time to lose momentum. The second big challenge, rethinking the experience from the learner perspective, relates to having to really think about how a resource might work independently from a teacher and how much more instruction might needed for it to make sense for the learner, even to the extent of thinking about where they should be looking on the page. It’s “mentally exhausting!” says Henry.