Parentkind are inviting parents across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide their experiences of supporting their children’s schooling over recent months, and give their views about plans for schools reopening.
Established in 1956, Parentkind (formerly PTA UK) is a charity that aims to advance education by encouraging the fullest cooperation between home and school, education authorities, central government and all other interested parties and bodies.
Parentkind believe it is essential that parents remain part of the national conversation on education. They want to hear about the impact of coronavirus and school closures on families with school-aged children.
They especially want to find out:
• What your recent experience of supporting your child’s home-learning has been like
• How parents feel their government has handled the crisis
• What parent concerns remain as their children’s schools prepare to welcome back more pupils.
The last survey, conducted in May, had over 257,000 respondents. This high level of response saw the results mentioned on the main BBC news, and gain wide media traction. Pushing parents’ voices to the top of the news agenda enabled the charity to share parent views with education policymakers in three of the UK’s governments.
Link to the survey:
Parentkind have another survey for parents of a child or children with SEN/SEND: