Fiona Carnie

Teachers and parents must both help pupils post-Covid

The exceptional experiences of 2020 present an opportunity for schools to reset relationships with parents and work together to get their children’s education back on track when the pandemic is over, argues Fiona Carnie

Teachers and parents must both help pupils post-Covid

It’s a million-dollar question in these times of Covid: how can teachers and parents best work together most to help children recover from all that they have suffered this year? One suggestion at the start of term was to make time for teachers to meet families one by one, to hear their lockdown stories. Schools needed to see and understand what children had done over such periods, to find out how they were and agree how teachers and parents could work together to support each child.

Given the likelihood of further lockdowns – local or national – it is crucial that schools put maximum effort ...

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