Parents working at home with a learner who is working in another language21st April 2020
Home learning during school closures: A minibeasts project for primary pupils3rd June 2020
Author: Caroline Scott
If you have the opportunity to use a bilingual support partner to help families who have learners working from home, it may be useful to prepare a list of questions for this staff member to ask. Bilingual support is extremely useful when making contact with parents who speak little or no English.
- Is everyone in the family well?
- Do you understand the rules about going outside?
- Are you going outside every day?
- Are you meeting up with friends and family?
- Is there someone who can help you if you need anything?
- Are you worried about anything?
- Have you got enough food and/or medicine?
- Do you know how to contact the emergency services?
Accessing school work
- Is your child working at home?
- Is this easy?
- Does ____ have access to a computer or similar device?
- Does ____ have access to WiFi?
- Do you have access to email?
- Does ____ have a quiet space to work?
- Does ____ have their school books at home?
- Do you have paper and pens at home?
- Do you have any story books at home?
- Is ____ working every day on school work?
- Do you know how to contact your school?
We’ve created an easily downloadable list of these questions to ask parents when calling home, which you can download by clicking here.