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Lightline Mon 18-May-20 08:34:28

How much schooling are you able to do? I’m feeling like I haven’t done enough with my DD (10) as I my work is completely absorbing there is no way I can do both at once. My work is classed as key work so I have cracked and send her to school on the days I work ( it’s actually been very good the kids socially distance, not sure how it will work with more kids there in June)
But I just don’t know how people are coping with work and home schooling. I manage a few hours a day. It seems fairly impossible to me to get in much more

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FortunesFave Mon 18-May-20 10:09:38

I am in Oz and schools are back now but it was TERRIBLE.

I couldn't do much at all.

My DDs are 15 and 12....they both needed a lot of motivating and the younger one had to be watched like a hawk....or she'd just not do anything.

I could not manage more than an hour a day.

myself2020 Thu 21-May-20 13:32:22

We are very lucky in that our school does full online curriculum (zoom based), so minimal input required.

poloarpanda123 Sat 23-May-20 00:03:03

You are lucky myself. We've had none of that. I have 3 primary aged kids and I'm trying to work. They've nicked my computer and laptop too. I'm really struggling now. Trying to work in the evenings/night but bloody exhausted.
It's so hard to keep it up when there's no end in sight. sad

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 23-May-20 00:19:26

School have been dreadful. It had all been down to me and I can't see any change for many months really. I've just registered to try a private school that is teaching online for him.

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 23-May-20 00:20:49

@myself2020 is that a state or private? Not to be nosy am just curious as s lot of state schools seem to be resisting that approach

Whynotdance Sat 23-May-20 00:27:06

My children are getting no home schooling with us. Myself and husband both work full-time. I print off what the school pits on Google classroom and my kids complete it. I intend to correct it but it never happens as I often have to work late at the moment. The teachers are ringing around to "make sure the kids aren't sitting in front of the TV" which is really supportive and helpful. I'm just hoping it is short term and return in September. I feel anguished about it.

myself2020 Sat 23-May-20 05:52:33

@NeverTwerkNaked private. in the moment, you get what you pay for in many cases unfortunately.
we were forced out of the state system, and it turned out to be for the best now. but the fees seriously hurt, and you shouldn’t be forced to pay for your child to get an education!

MyOtherProfile Sat 23-May-20 06:09:38

I wish people didn't use the term homeschooling. That's really not what we are doing in most cases. We are looking after our children while they do some activities to keep busy, some of which might be educational, some might be provided by school but it's not home schooling.

Using this term puts too much pressure on people juggling children and work and just isn't fair or true.

Ellabella222 Sat 23-May-20 06:15:12

Absolutely MyOther.

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 23-May-20 07:26:03

@myself2020 I thought that would be the case. I 've just registered my son forms private school and i can't even put into words how excited he is to be getting loads of lessons again.

It is going to be painful financially but I mainly just feel sad for all the children who really want lessons (albeit online if necessary) but haven't got the choice

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 23-May-20 07:27:43

*for a ... Not forms! Stupid phone!

kiwigirlinlondon Fri 29-May-20 00:23:36

Any recommendations for a private school doing online learning or a tutor who can come to my house (my preference)? I’m at the end of my tether juggling a high stress job and a child who just gets sent lots of work and somehow we’re supposed to magic up the time to get him through it. There isn’t even a date for us to look forward to when it will end!

myself2020 Fri 29-May-20 05:13:38

@kiwigirlinlondon i‘m in surrey, let me know if you are close.
otherwise call your local independent schools and ask them what they offer.

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 29-May-20 13:04:38

I second calling your local independent schools.

Alternatively Mumsnet has a list of tutors on their sticky links I think?

My daughter just really enjoyed a class with outschool and I was very impressed!
(If you want a $20 dollar discount code pm me)

Or there are Interhigh and My online schooling which are established online schools.

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minisnowballs Tue 02-Jun-20 15:49:42

Ooh, NeverTwerkNaked - I'd love the Outschool code if you still have it?

NeverTwerkNaked Tue 02-Jun-20 15:52:53

@minisnowballs will message you smile

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