Tell us how your homeschooling is going and when schools should reopen

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

Last week the Welsh Government announced lockdown restrictions across Wales would remain in force for at least another three weeks.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said a review will be held on February 18, but lockdown measures would continue for three more weeks ‘to allow the NHS to recover’.

Mr Drakeford also revealed that the youngest pupils in primary school could begin returning to school after the February half term if rates of coronavirus continue to fall.

The Welsh Government is planning to work with schools and other education bodies on a “phased and flexible return to school after 22 February”, if the public health situation continues to improve.

The plans come as infection rates across wales have fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since early November.

With that in mind we’re asking parents for your views on the issue and how you’re coping with homeschooling.

Would you be happy to send your children back in as soon as they reopen?

We also want to know to what extent schools being closed has affected your ability to work, either at home or at the workplace? And what your school’s expectations for home learning – a strict timetable or do what you can when you can.

You can also have your say on whether you feel lockdown is having a negative effect on your own or your children’s mental health.

Let us know your thoughts in the survey below:

If you can’t see the survey click here.

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Mamie M. Arndt