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Thoughts for those lucky enough to be returning to face-to-face school

This autumn, across the globe, parents of those children lucky enough to be returning to face-to-face teaching will be watching the return with mixed emotions. Many a parent will be relieved that the chequered experience of home-schooling is over, at least temporarily. However, school will not quite be the educational process that it was in the far distant early days of 2020. Schools will be operating strict social distancing policy and pupils may feel restricted. Staggered start times and controlled bubbles will feel disruptive. Teachers will also be keeping their distance, possibly seeming a little remote and not quite as accessible. Many schools will, of necessity, have reduced their activities programme. For children who enjoy their arts and sports this will be a disappointment. Undoubtedly the vast majority of children will be pleased to be back socialising with their friends, yet it may be a testing transition. After months of social media contact with their friends, face-to-face interpersonal skills may be a little rusty. Inevitably, emotional and social concerns impact upon academic progress. Some pupils will have learnt more efficiently than others during the absence from the classroom. Over the coming weeks parents should monitor their child’s academic progress, checking to see that they have slotted smoothly back into the school routine. Pupil, teachers and parents will need to be prepared for the “new normal” of education. For more information for how Minerva Tuition can help your child, please contact Valerie Weston on: Email: Phone: +852 6156 5705. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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