Mums in tears over headteacher’s emotional letter about not worrying about homeschooling
A MUM has shared an emotional letter written by a headteacher, telling parents to not worry about homeschooling.
The sweet letter was sent out to parents at the school during the national lockdown, and reassured mums and dads they are doing a great job.
It began: “Dear Parents/Carers, Today I write to you as a mother first. This week has been tough.
“Week three of lockdown and as a parent I have felt the strain this week.”
She wrote that her main reason for writing was to “say WELL DONE”.
The headteacher explained: “You are surviving a pandemic! Whatever your personal circumstances, we think you are doing a great job.
“If your child has had lots of microwave meals, stayed up too late, played too much on the Xbox, and not finished all their school work…THAT’S OK!
“We know our pupils are safe, loved and cared for, and that’s the most important thing at the moment.”
She continued that parents shouldn’t worry if their child is unable to complete the work sent to them by the school.
She added: “All we ask is you do your best.
“If your best is a quick 30 minutes of reading or times tables here and there… that’s ok!
“Please do not let school work put any extra pressure on you when you are trying to hold down jobs, earn a living and keep your children safe.”
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Finally she reassured parents that although school is “closed”, it is not shut “emotionally.”
The headteacher finished: “If you need support… a chat… a virtual cuppa, a cry… we are here!
“Take care, stay safe and remember we think you are all doing amazing.”
The mum uploaded the note to the Facebook group Lockdown Tips & Ideas, with the caption: “This Headteacher is fab! From a local Primary school.”
It has been liked over 10,000 from moved parents, with one saying: “Excuse me while I just remove whatever is in my eye.”
Another said: “Aww WOW, I'd love to get a letter like this.”
Meanwhile, mum-of-22 Sue Radford shared the perils of homeschooling her huge brood from lost school books to broken laptops.
And a mum admitted she can’t be bothered to homeschool her teen and wants to get her on TikTok instead.
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