‘State schools failing online'

Daily Express|July 04, 2020

‘State schools failing online'
MILLIONS of parents are frustrated that their state-educated children have missed months of work while private schools have offered regular online lessons.
Sarah O’Grady

While some state sector schools have risen to the challenge, figures reveal many pupils are falling behind in their work.

This is despite free technology being offered by providers such as Zoom, Google Classroom, and Microsoft Teams.

Teachers have also been on full pay throughout the lockdown.

It emerged yesterday that tough guidance from the Government is to force state schools to offer the same quality of remote learning as provided by private schools.

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Mark Lehane, from the Teachers and Parents for Excellence network, said: “Schools had to make an unprecedented and sudden switch from classroom to remote learning for all their pupils.

“It was a massive challenge, so it’s no surprise quality of provision has been variable.

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