The role of parents




Your role in your child’s education inevitably becomes more important when pupils are learning from home. There was excellent evidence of this importance in the parental surveys submitted at the end of the Spring term.

However, this does not mean the onus is on you to teach your children. Teaching and delivery of curriculum content remains the role of your child’s teachers. We need you to continue to do the things you normally do to support your child’s learning:

  • Help your child to form good habits: create an appropriate work space, eat healthily, get up in good time and sleep well. There are further tips and suggestions on how you can support your child on this website.
  • Speak to your child about their learning. Ask them what they enjoyed, what they found challenging and what they are proud of and why.
  • Remind them not to give up too quickly. In a normal school context, when a pupil doesn’t understand what to do or is ‘stuck’, they have a series of steps that they are used to taking. Often referred to as ‘three before me’,  these might include taking time to think, looking back in their book or on Classroom, asking a friend, before seeking help from the teacher. Often, a pupil can work things out if they take time to think through what they are being asked to do, or remember where to look for helpful resources. If they still need help, their teacher will be available.

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