Will you send your kids back to school in June? Here's what you really think
It’s the question on every parent's mind at the moment, and with the prospect of children returning to school just weeks away, what are you supposed to do for the best?
Today mum Jemma Thompson, who wants to keep her five-year-old safe at home, joins us with mum of two Therese Bertrand, who will explain how they have managed the transition back to schools in France - with positive results.
In a poll run by us on Twitter, 74.6 per cent of respondents said they would not be sending their child back to school on 1 June.
Dr Philippa Kaye is also on hand to discuss the medical and mental impact our choice could have on our children, and whether or not she’ll be sending her daughter back to the classroom.
STUDY WARNS OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES GAP
- Children from better-off households are spending an additional 75 minutes a day on educational activities than their peers from the poorest households during the lockdown, research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found
- Pupils from the wealthiest families will have done seven full school days' worth of extra home learning by June 1, when more pupils could return to school, according to an the IFS report
- If children do not go back to school until September, the gap between the most affluent and the poorest pupils will double to three school weeks, the IFS study warns