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home learning tech: Disparate and disorganised

A couple of weeks ago, a cheeky scamp posted a funny meme on a WhatsApp group I’m a member of. It was a joke about the diverse array of apps us parents are supposed to be using to oversee and monitor our kids’ remote, home learning. The photo was of a confused Mark Wahlberg looking…very

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Lockdown: Sapping all motivation

Question: How motivated are you and your family? As this lockdown continues, are you finding motivation is an issue for you, your other half and your children? Is it a challenge to do, well, anything?

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The National Tutoring Programme: What parents need to know

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.

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School closures, online learning & GCSEs: Another fine mess

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.

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