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Home Learning Resource Pack

Discussion in 'Education news' started by AnnaKelda, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. AnnaKelda

    AnnaKelda New commenter

    Evening all,

    Following Boris Johnson’s announcement this evening my school are currently stuck with how to provide primary children with home learning. Quite a few parents have complained that they cannot access the online resources we have provided them on Class Dojo for several reasons including they don’t have the internet, couldn’t print work off or only have one device in the household for all the children to work on etc. To support them we had proposed to create weekly packs to be placed on the school playground and have each class collect on a specific day and to observe social distancing etc. This would appear to no longer be viable. What alternatives could we offer though? Posting would be one idea but for the cost and extra strain on postal services?
    Any thoughts on this welcomed.
    Thank you
  2. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I think the parents have to take responsibility for making it possible for their children to learn.

    You are providing resources. They access those resources, or they provide their own.

    This wasn't unexpected. There has been ample opportunity to resolve internet issues, and many sources of support, including financial support, to resolve them.

    No, don't post.That is not safe.

    You can talk to the children by phone, presumably.
  3. AnnaKelda

    AnnaKelda New commenter

    Thank you. I know that’s the answer I wanted to hear but it does make me feel better because these are completely unprecedented times and we are trying to provide resources and be fair but the rules keep changing!!

    We definitely won’t be posting but I suppose we could call families to give them support and advice if it comes to that.
    Thank you.
  4. hannah_m2

    hannah_m2 New commenter

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