A friend who has an eleven year old asked if they have to do joined up writing in high school. I said that I thought they used to have to do it for Year 7-9 when they had tests then, but that I did not think that it would matter at GCSE or A-level. I gather there have been some issues which the parent has picked up on while 'home-schooling'. It's been quite a while since I taught children, so please could someone who does know tell me? Also asked me about getting through all the stuff for 'homeschooling' while having to do their own job from home-I said that I thought the school probably couldn't care less how much they do and will appreciate there's more serious things to worry about now-if I was still teaching in schools, IF the students return before the summer the HTs I've had wouldn't expect us to be moaning at parents for not completing work in these circumstances-does anyone know of ANY schools or teachers who would think differently, given the tragic news we're all hearing?