Parents Voice in Government School Education

Effect of the lockdown on children: PV media comment

According to a report on 3AW, new research has found that two thirds of Victorian parents are worried about their child’s education after the state’s extended lockdown.

An Australian National University study found 43 per cent of parents surveyed in other states, which did not experience such lengthy school shutdowns, are concerned about their child’s learning.

PV Executive Office Gail McHardy was interviewed by 3AW’s Tony Jones on Friday about this topic. The conversation ranged over the differing impact of the pandemic on different families, the way teachers and parents managed to be adaptable in difficult circumstances, and what it means for the future. Gail emphasised the importance of strong relationships between schools and families – where those are working well, both schools and families have benefited.
Listen to the interview

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