As many parents will agree, home learning is rubbish. At least, those of us who are parents at Prospect think so! Whether your children are six or sixteen, it can be difficult to come up with new and exciting ideas to keep them engaged five days a week.
That is why Prospect has released a new Home Learning hub to support parents through these trying times. We are offering free IT support, A4 and A3 printing for collection or local delivery, free learning resources and inspiration and even have Uni students available to give a helping hand. This can all be found via our Facebook page – ‘Home Schooling in the Home Counties – Parent Support’.
Find lots of advice on our Facebook page.
We have created a page with a number of specialists and community members providing advice to help you through home schooling during the lockdown.Get home schooling advice
Technology is a blessing, but it can also be a curse – it seems to deliberately stop working when it senses that you are stressed, and might also cause you to accidentally give your child an education in naughty words while you’re trying to get it to work! That’s why we have teamed up with the lovely lot at NiTC to help you with all your IT issues. Whether it’s a faulty zoom connection or help formatting an Excel spreadsheet, they’ll be on the other end of the phone to guide you through, entirely free of charge.
Support from our University students
We’ve also enlisted the help of two University students who can help with the trickier questions from our curious little masterminds, or the tougher work that the schools have set. We hate to admit it, but maths has changed way too much since we were in school!
One of those students is Ella, who is in her second year of studying economics at University. Her specialities are maths, economics and science, which she studied at A level. Ella says “I am really excited for this adventure and hope I can make lockdown learning more fun and accessible for you all.”
Our other University student is Amelia, who is studying business management at the University of the West of England. Amelia says “We understand that home schooling is the latest lockdown challenge for parents and we will be on hand to help with any questions you may have! We will also be sharing lots of fun materials to do with the kids - so keep your eyes peeled!!!”.
Printing can be another of home schooling’s great stresses, so if you don’t have access to a working printer (or you have one which just won’t play ball), Prospect will be offering free A4 and A3 colour printing for collection from one of our offices or for local delivery.
Resources, inspiration and more
As well as this, we will be posting free learning resources, inspiration, top tips and words of encouragement (or maybe sharing our exasperation!). We also welcome our fellow parents to share their top tips and pieces of wisdom, or use the page to ask for help or support.
The page was built to give back to our wonderful communities by supporting all those parents and guardians who are struggling through the toils of home educating, so we encourage you to use it however you find most helpful.