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Coronavirus: A realistic approach to home learning

As millions of school children – and their parents – knuckle down to home schooling, Dorothy Lepkowska looks at the advice for schools and teachers on how to set work and what the expectations should (and should not) be

All over the country teachers, pupils and parents find themselves in an unprecedented situation. Parents are being expected to provide some form of home tuition, under the expert guidance of schools, which themselves are still facing the challenges of opening for the children of frontline workers.

We are in this for the long-haul, with many predicting that schools will be in a state of partial closure due to the coronavirus outbreak until the end of the summer term at least.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association for School and College Leaders, said schools needed to approach the organisation of home-based and in-school learning, in three phases.

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