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  Support through COVID-19

We believe that as a parent, your influence on your child’s wellbeing and future success should be recognised and valued. Download our free guide on 'homelife and study' to find out what you can do to make your child’s homelife the supportive infrastructure they need.

How to support your child's study with school closures and exam cancellations

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We have all been looking forward to 2021. A new year, a fresh start and a vaccine to help us return to face-to-face contact with our nearest and dearest. Yet, on 4 January, the Prime Minister announced Tier 5 restrictions across England, school closures until after February half-term at best and, it was later confirmed, summer examinations would be cancelled (including GCSE, AS Level, A Level and Applied General Qualifications). The situation across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is similar.

 

If you’re wondering how to keep your teen on track with their studies now schools are closed and they no longer have the incentive to work towards examinations, we’ve created a guide written specifically to help you with the situation as it stands now.

 

More than ever, your teen needs your strength and encouragement to reassure them that, during these unsettled times, they still have a bright and positive future ahead.

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If you'd prefer to listen to our suggestions, we recently presented to the University College London Parents and Carers network and cover many of the ideas featured in our guides. 

The Parents' Guide to studying for GCSEs and A levels in 2021

Meaningful parental engagement is helping schools unlock the potential of vulnerable and disadvantaged children

Professor Sonia Blandford, Founder of Achievement for All

Wellbeing resources

Virtual work experience provides young people with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace remotely.

The rapid and far-reaching developments of Coronavirus have resulted in sudden, dramatic life-style changes.

2020 has been especially tough on teenagers. Help them by reframing 2020 through a brighter point of view.

"The effect of parental engagement over a student's school career is equivalent to adding two or three years to that student's education"

John Hattie, research paper

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Wherever we refer to ‘parents’ we mean ‘parents and carers.’ This includes grandparents, older siblings or any other  person with significant caring responsibilities for children.