2020 News: Education

23/01/2021: Three quarters of schools struggling to support SEND children during Covid lockdown

Schools are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) amid the Covid-19 health crisis, research has found. Among special educational . . . needs coordinators (SENCOs), almost three quarters (72 per cent) felt their schools had experienced challenges in providing support to children with education, health and care plans (EHCP) during lockdown.
Children and Young People Now

23/01/2021: ‘I feel like I’m failing’: Parents’ stress rises over home schooling in Covid lockdown

Teachers are expecting parents to do more home schooling with their primary-age children this lockdown, compared with the first one, leaving parents feeling stressed and anxious about their children’s . . . mental health. Nearly half of parents say primary school teachers are expecting more of their child this time round, according to research for the Observer by the Parent Ping survey app.
Guardian

22/01/2021: Ways Schools Can Celebrate Safer Internet Day Remotely

As a result of the current closures, the UK Safer Internet Centre has put together guidance on how schools can still celebrate Safer Internet Day remotely. They have put together overviews of the . . . exciting resources available, outlining how schools and other settings can still enjoy the day no matter where they are. This is to ensure that we can spread the message about ‘An Internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’ for Safer Internet Day taking place on the 9th February 2021
South West Grid for Learning

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