The end is in sight!

The end is in sight! It’s the final two weeks of home-learning for most of you. But while one in four parents of secondary-aged children tell us they are rested and raring to go, one in five primary parents are concerned about how they will cope and 2% are giving up altogether!

Before the school return announcement we checked if you thought that this would be safe for your family. Two-thirds of you were quite confident or very confident, and although parents of younger kids are slightly more confident than the parents of older ones, the difference is actually pretty small.

You also reported a good mix of happiness and relief, though more of you were worried that school won’t be safe compared to when we asked the same question following the summer 2020 lockdown. On the plus side, fewer of you think you’ll have to homeschool again in the future!

Data gathered as part of the Big Lockdown Learning Parent Survey last week found few of you think your children are improving in their studies at home. Concern is greatest amongst parents of secondary-aged children.

We also checked on live lessons again (we know these are your favourites) and found live lessons (of all types) are slightly more common for English than for maths.

And also…

Last weekend all the questions were written by Pingers, and we had some great ones! We discovered…

😢 1 in 3 children haven’t seen another child in over a month 

⛱️ 1 in 3 of you haven’t made any holiday plans yet for this year

🧒 3 out of 4 children have never had an imaginary friend 

💪 4 in 100 of you mind teachers having visible tattoos

📧 1 in 5 of primary parents are not allowed to know the email address for their child’s class teacher

🎓 6 in 10 of you value the work teachers do more now

🟢 1 in 3 of you are in a class WhatsApp group.

Coming up next week

Next week is the final week of home learning 🙌 We’ll be asking you how it’s going plus our normal mix of parenting questions. Your answers matter more than ever! Don’t miss a question… Download the app and set your notifications to PING every day!

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