BBC Radio 5 ran a poll recently which revealed nearly a quarter (24%) of British parents said their own mental health had been affected by the pressure of their children’s exams while two in five parents (42%) said not knowing how to help their children with revision made them feel as if they were “not good enough as parents”.
Most interestingly, the poll also revealed that more than half (52%) would like more help and advice on how to support their children through their revision
We are providing lots of support and guidance to students so please check with your child on a regular basis to see what they are actually doing. The recent parents evening highlighted the resources and apps provided as support and I hope your children are making the most of them in preparation for the PPEs now underway.
I am aware that Mrs Fear is in contact with a number of families offering support and information. The Year 11s know she is in their corner and wants them all to thrive and succeed. As a parent myself who has been through the GCSE process 3 times, I can safely say you will all survive but I do recognise the issues raised in the poll.
If your child benefits from active sessions and you don’t feel confident in working alongside them, this website was recently flagged on a number of forums and newspapers as being popular with parents. I am in no way endorsing it and you know your child best, but I thought I would share it with you all. Perhaps you want to post what your child is finding useful for revision at the moment so the wider group of parents may benefit
Best wishes Liz Cook