Completed petition Virtual On-line teacher-led lessons to be provided for all school children
There is a strong possibility that social distancing will remain in place beyond September when the new school year starts. Schools will struggle to accommodate all children returning to school. We are calling on the Welsh Government to work with Local Authorities and Teachers Unions to find a National solution for all children to receive the education they need to progress their education. This will require a combination of school and home-based learning through virtual classrooms.
If social distancing has to be maintained beyond September the Welsh Government (WG) needs to start developing a national strategy to educate our children and to provide support for children that might need shielding.
As is likely that only 1/3 of children can be in school at any one time, therefore, a combination of lessons provided in school with virtual on-line lessons will be needed supported by Learning Management Systems. shorturl.at/boB24
Teachers, schools and Local Authorities will need support and funding in overcoming, setup cost for learning platforms, safeguarding issues but also in delivering of lessons online which might require different skill sets by teachers.
It is not good enough for the WG to wash its hands of this issue. Countries like Singapore, China are embracing these technologies due to Covid restrictions on schools. Wales needs to be on the vanguard, leading the way to ensure our children receive the best education during these difficult times.
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