From Monday 11th January, children and young people resumed learning from home due to further restrictions put in place to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Getting Ready for Home Learning is a resource that focusses on the simple actions that parents can take with their children to make sure they are best placed to get the most out of learning at home. In addition, the resource signposts to helpful links related to the actions and other initiatives, such as Connecting Scotland, which provides iPads, Chromebooks and other support to develop the digital skills of young people who are digitally excluded or from low income families.
Getting Ready for Home Learning is a joint initiative developed with NHS Fife, Fife Council and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. Head of Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy Services, Sarah Negrette, said: “We know from stories already shared via the media and on social media that children, young people, parents, carers and teachers have concerns about how engaged children and young people may be in learning from home. Everyone is doing their best in these challenging circumstances, but we know that learning at home can be effective and made more so when there is a balance between structure, play and leisure activities.
Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education, said: “We know that this is a very difficult time for a lot of people. Families might be dealing with a number of different stresses right now and no-one wants to add to that. We also know that most parents do want to help and support their children and there are lots of different resources out there to help with that. This resource provides a lot of really good advice and ideas for parents to help make home learning a happier experience. “
Getting Ready for Home Learning is an evolving resource that can be accessed at https://fife.link/ezks.