• Home Schooling

    Homeschooling debate: Teacher admits some pupils not been seen for weeks

    One of the toughest issues with the national lockdown has been the education of our children – and the burden that is having on their parents. It is fair to say many adults have struggled to manage the busy workload a child is expected to get through at school and their own work during the global pandemic. Unlike in the first lockdown, homeschooling in lockdown 3 must be a “direct replacement” for the learning which would have taken place had schools not been forced to close. But the less than favourable environment has led to concerns of many children falling behind in their learning, with some teachers raising concerns of…

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    Homeschooling concerns as ‘several’ Hull pupils ‘not logged on once’

    A Hull teacher has shared his concerns as he revealed several of his pupils have not even logged on once to access work for homeschooling. The teacher, who teaches a Year Five class of 29 pupils at an inner city primary school sets work daily via Google classroom with requests for the work to be “turned in”. Unlike in the first lockdown, homeschooling in lockdown 3 must be be a “direct replacement” for the learning which would have taken place had schools not been forced to close. However, as week five of homeschooling comes to an end, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson closed schools to all but key worker and…

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  • Online School

    UK school principal plans to come out to pupils, staff during online assembly

    The principal of an exclusive private school plans to make history in the UK by coming out as gay during an online assembly. Nicholas Hewlett, the head of the $25,000-a-year St. Dunstan’s College in Catford, southeast London, told the Sunday Times of London that he plans to discuss his sexuality and marriage to another teacher during an assembly Monday. It is thought to be the first time a principal will come out in front of his pupils and staff in the UK, the paper said. PEOPLE WITH UK CORONAVIRUS VARIANT MORE LIKELY TO REPORT THESE SYMPTOMS: SURVEY Hewlett, 41, said he was inspired by a pupil who recently discussed how comfortable they…

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    Coping with homeschooling? These pupils are having fun!

    Parents have had a few weeks to settle into homeschooling, with varying amounts of success. But one family who are enjoying the experience are the Critchisons from Niton. Leah, ten, and Alice, seven, are both pupils at Niton Primary School and have been balancing online learning at home with horse-riding, baking and other activities. Mum Claire explained: “Niton Primary have been amazing as they have once again set up online learning with virtual classes, which are particularly important to my ten-year-old. They are happy to make the best of this and we have been including some of our own baking and art activities into this programme.” Leah Critchison all set…

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