Home ed has changed too

Millie enjoying drawing. By convener Ally MacDonald ‘Home educators aren’t affected by lockdown,’ and ‘you do this already, you’ll be fine.’ I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard these statements in the past few weeks. The answer is, as I explained on Radio Scotland last week, we are all in this together. Home education, as people regularly need reminded, does not look like hours spent at home ‘at the kitchen table’. The only thing that makes this easier for us is that we are used to spending the majority of our time with our children, and many of us don’t need childcare, though many home educators work, fitting it in while children are at activities, or using grandparents, both of which are now largely unavailable. So how…
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Home educating in lockdown

Mark Nixon home educating his daughter. Vice-convener Mark Nixon gave his views to the Courier newspaper on how parents can cope with educating their children at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the story here.
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