A guide to learning in a Covid-19 world - Supporting parents into 2021

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We know that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on you, your child, and their school or early learning service. In 2020, schools and services had to close, and teaching and learning moved from the classroom to the dining room tables of children and teachers. Covid-19 created a completely new set of challenges for your children’s learning.

Last year was tough and you had to go above and beyond to meet the needs of your children’s learning. With this being said, the impacts of Covid-19 are likely to still be felt by your children as they move into 2021 – and ERO would like to help you to support your children during this difficult time.

To do this, ERO talked to a wide range of early learning services, schools, students, teachers, principals, board chairs and whānau – to find out about the challenges schools and services had to overcome in responding to Covid-19 and the lessons learnt in supporting learners and their whānau.

From talking to everyone, we have produced a set of in-depth reports on the impact of Covid-19. This short guide for parents, carers and whānau draws from these reports to help you:

  • understand the impact of Covid-19 on learners throughout New Zealand
  • identify some practical actions to help you continue to support your child as you move into the new school year.

We hope you find this summary useful to reflect how far you have come in responding to Covid-19 and what further support your child may need in 2021.