Home Learning Help for Parents
Claire & Rachael from Dragonfly over the last week, have been working hard to support parents who are helping their children with home learning. They have heard so many fantastic things about what teachers have put into place to provide resources, contact, inspiration and motivation for children during this time.
Their focus, like ours during this time is to support learning by making sure that pupils are maintaining their health and wellbeing. To reach our full potential, we need to know how to care for ourselves - especially during times of difficulty and uncertainty!
So here is what they have been doing to support parents, and they have given the school permission to share with anyone in your school community so they would benefit:
We are releasing daily videos in our Facebook group for parents to provide links between the 5 'Ways to Wellbeing' adopted by the NHS and the curriculum.
We're also providing advice for parents who children have ASD/ADHD and 'Top Tips' for those whose children are difficult to keep motivated and focused!
The main ethos of the group is to foster a mentoring community, where friends or other members of the school community known to the parents video call with their child each day to check in with how things are going. To guide the mentors, we suggest coaching questions and encourage them to talk about our 'daily challenge' with their mentees.
This is a support which you can use and access as and when you wish.
Take care and keep safe
Mrs Nikki O'Dwyer