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Coronavirus: Home-schooling – advice for parents

Schools are supporting home education via setting work and linking families to resources. However, why not also offer parents some basic teaching advice and tips for the facilitation of learning. Sean Harris explains

My colourful timetable was laminated and placed on the wall, the children were engaged in their independent learning, and the team at Amberley Primary School in Newcastle had been most helpful at supplying me with various tasks and online learning for my daughters to complete.

Home learning! What could possibly go wrong?

It was mostly hassle free on day one, but juggling full-time work with the need to educate my children at home is proving difficult.

My five-year-old cannot quite understand why she cannot just play with Lego all day or adopt Peppa Pig as her full-time teacher.

Meanwhile, my eight-year-old is keen to show me every piece of work that she produces, even while I am in the middle of an important phone call with an executive headteacher.

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