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Most parents do not feel confident homeschooling their children, survey finds

Only two in five parents feel confident about homeschooling their child amid the coronavirus lockdown, a survey suggests.

Nearly half (47%) of middle-class parents say they feel confident homeschooling while schools are closed, compared with just 37% of working-class parents, according to a poll by a charity.

Since March 21, schools, colleges and nurseries across the country have only been allowed to open for vulnerable children and those with a parent identified as a key worker.

Children from working-class families are more likely to have spent nothing on their child’s home learning amid the closures, compared with those in the middle classes (60% compared with 45%), the Sutton Trust survey found.

Fewer than half (42%) of parents feel assured about home education, according to the survey.

The poll, which questioned more than 1,500 parents, found that just under a quarter (23%) of children have had at least £50 spent on materials to support their education at home.

One in six (14%) have had more than £100 spent on them, while nearly one in 10 (8%) have had more than £150 spent on their home learning.

The charity is calling for high-quality online tuition for all disadvantaged pupils to be funded through a voucher scheme, or through a network of quality-assured tutoring providers.





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