Several months ago, the Government announced that schoolchildren in England would have the opportunity to catch up on lost-learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by getting some time with a tutor. Known as the National Tutoring Programme, it recently got underway but the programme hasn’t had a huge amount of publicity since it was launched.
What do we all make of the England’s school closures (or should I say “classroom closures”)? Regardless of what you think of the switch to online learning, I’m sure all us mums and dads can agree the announcement of England’s school closures was handled poorly.
Imagine what pregnancy and birth are like during lockdown. Lockdown rules mean you’d be unable to attend antenatal appointments and when your child eventually arrives, you can’t introduce them to the world because you’re not allowed to meet anyone. This is exactly what ‘lockdown dad’ Phil Norris has experienced and he has been kind to