Home schooling and how parents respect teachers even more – The Yorkshire Post says

THE nationwide sigh of relief from parents, and grandparents, was an audible one last night as ‘home schooling’ came to end ahead of schools fully reopening from Monday – Covid permitting.

Home schooling has been a challenge for many families.

There was also a new-found respect for teachers, and support staff, and what they do, to provide children with the best possible start to life.

Many families, and schools, were also exceedingly grateful to those entrepreneurs, like South Yorkshire’s David Richards, who spearheaded various “laptops for kids” initiatives. Their resourcefulness in sourcing, and adapting, child-friendly computers for youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to use did put Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to shame.

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And while these devices will help youngsters with homework as they catch-up with their studies, the one abiding lesson of the past year is that education is at its most effective when it is a genuine three-way partnership between schools, families and pupils.

Home schooling for many families came to an end last night.

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