Free resources to help parents and pupils deal with homeschool stress

Education software company Tes is making some of its resources available to free to help parents turned home school teachers



Home schooling parents don’t just have to learn how to teach their kids. They also have to pick up the expertise teachers get trained in when it comes to helping their own kids deal with the stresses of lockdown life.

Now parents can benefit from a suite of new resources courtesy of education software firm Tes. In recognition that many parents are also teachers at the moment and that many pupils are struggling with lockdown the firm has made available for free some of its products that deal with wellbeing and safeguarding. The EduSafe guides are usually only available to subscribers of their safeguarding and duty of care training package, powered by EduCare.

Free guides

The guides have been written especially for parents and carers. Some are also written for use by children and young people themselves. All of them are available online for schools to download and share with their school communities. They will help schools to:

  • Give parents and carers a greater understanding of sensitive topics to help support their children
  • Provide children and young people with advice and guidance they can trust – written by experts with links for further support
  • Support children and young people who are struggling and might not otherwise ask for help

 By reading and using the guides, the whole school community should feel more confident in helping pupils in the following areas:

  • mental health 
  • low mood and depression
  • anxiety 
  • loneliness 
  • digital resilience 

Challenging time

Dawn Jotham is Education Lead at Educare (which is part of Tes). She said: “Schools can share these resources with their school communities at a time when we all need to be more equipped in these topics for the wellbeing of our children and young people. By using these resources schools can be confident that the information is high quality, reliable and the right pitch for parents and carers. By sharing this knowledge, children and young people can be cared for in a more holistic way during this challenging time.”

Examples of the guides can be found here:

Mental Wellbeing – Advice for Parents and Carers

Dealing with Bereavement and Loss – Advice for Parents and Carers

The whole suite of downloadable guides can be found here:

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