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Thank you for taking the time to respond to this short teacher survey, which should take no more than about 20 minutes to complete.

The survey arises from our awareness over recent months of the impressive response made by so many schools around the world to the Covid-19 crisis – and, in particular, the move by teachers at very short notice to what we describe here as remote teaching (using technology to teach students away from the school buildings, in response to the pandemic) in support of remote learning. We hope that the survey will be completed by teachers at school level (up to and including students aged approximately 18). It is our intention that the results will contribute to understanding across the international school sector of what has been learned, in response to the pandemic, about alternative forms of teaching and how they might inform educational developments in future. Other pieces of research are being undertaken which focus on different aspects of the effect of the pandemic on schools. This particular survey focuses specifically on teachers and their response to the situation.

Please do share the survey with your Principal, Head, Director or anyone else you feel should be aware that you are participating in this study, and please also share it more widely with other teachers you feel may be willing to respond.

All responses will be treated as completely confidential, and all findings will be reported only in generalised and anonymised form.

Please note that in this survey we use the term ‘school closure’ to refer to the period during which schools have been/were closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the term ‘remote learning’ to describe in general terms the ways in which schools have been/were supporting their students during school closure.

In order for your views to be taken into account in our analysis, the survey should be completed by no later than 17 July 2020.

With good wishes, and thank you in advance for taking the time to respond.

Professor Mary Hayden, Professor of International Education, University of Bath

Professor Jeff Thompson, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Bath