Tips for running online meetings

Clare Jenner
08 April 2020
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Like most businesses, PTAs may be trying to hold virtual meetings, even if it’s just to keep in touch and keep sane right now. I don't normally work from home and have found a quick catch up every now and again with colleagues invaluable in making sure the cabin fever is kept to a minimum.

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Supporting learning, not home-schooling

Tiffnie Harris
06 April 2020
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The shutdown of schools because of the coronavirus emergency leaves us all in uncharted waters. This includes parents who are now dealing with the challenge of how best to help children who are at home. The first point to emphasise is that parents are not being asked to home-school children. Teachers will continue to provide learning programmes remotely. Instead, parents can focus on supporting learning during this period.

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NSPCC - supporting families to ensure child safety during coronavirus lockdown

Helen Westerman
06 April 2020
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, young people are using lots of new technologies and activities to keep educated and entertained. Here’s some of advice on ensuring the activities your child is taking part in during lockdown are safe.

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Juggling working and supporting learning - top tips

Chris Budhi
01 April 2020
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As many parents find themselves working from home (maybe for the first time) and home schooling their children (definitely for the first time) during these unsettling times, Chris, a primary school teacher from Cambridge - who is also working from home with his wife and 2 young children - shares his tips for juggling priorities and finding some balance.

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Ways to keep your child’s reading up while schools are closed

Fiona Evans
31 March 2020
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In these unprecedented times, it’s never been more important to establish a culture of reading at home as a family. Fiona Evans from the National Literacy Trust explores some of the ways families can support their child’s reading at home, as the charity launches its brand new Family Zone.

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