Home schooling

Even with "high quality online resources" it will not be possible to home educate younger children if parents are working. I have a 6 and 3 year old. I am working from home and my partner is a key worker. We have tried to school. It is not possible especially with a sibling thrown into the mix. This needs to be understood. Realistically the children being at home means they are probably not being taught. I know this is the experience of the other parents at my school too. The children are also resisting their parents as teachers even where there aren't other issues to resolve.

Why the contribution is important

Children's education is essential for the future. It must be considered thoroughly

by Eleanormullan on May 09, 2020 at 06:52AM

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Average rating: 4.1
Based on: 8 votes


  • Posted by Frosy87 May 09, 2020 at 08:27

    The most important thing is that your child is safe and well. Teachers understand that parents are doing what they can. When teachers can get safely back in the classroom they will fill in the gaps.
  • Posted by cherry May 09, 2020 at 09:02

    The only children that are doing well are those who have parents as teachers. I agree it is very unfair. All schools should be open and teachers should be teaching, they cannot be protected whilst the rest of us are doing our jobs on the front line, in shops, etc As many children as they can safely teach should be in the schools, yet barely any schools are open.
  • Posted by Frosy87 May 09, 2020 at 09:25

    Shops maintain social distancing and have barriers in place. Can we have them in school please?
  • Posted by mazy123 May 09, 2020 at 13:04

    I would disagree that the only children doing well are the children of teachers. Teachers are also working from home and facing the same challenges as other parents trying to work and home school. My child does not get nearly the amount of support they would like or need with school work as I am planning, marking, answering parent emails, on staff video meetings etc. Schools may not be open but teachers are still teaching and working in hubs.
  • Posted by Aham25 May 09, 2020 at 17:07

    I do not agree with the statement that teachers children are doing well...I am teaching and providing feedback daily online to 25 children along with working in the hubs for key workers children...am finding very little time for my own family or their learning.
  • Posted by Irena May 10, 2020 at 08:22

    However much we parents try to home school - the children's education will suffer. And we cannot be full-time teachers, especially when we are working from home or have more than one child at school. It is unrealistic to expect us to provide an equivalent to a school education. And the children will have to bear the consequences of the missing months for terms to come.
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