Let us assure you, as the national picture changes - your data is secure, our support team is available as usual and you can continue to rely on our software 24/7 - whatever device you are using.
We have given our staff the support they need to work from their homes. This will not affect the level of support we are able to give you - but our rapid expansion to 30 offices across the UK means that you might sometimes hear our pets in the background when you call.
So that your staff have access to the data and contact details they need.
So that you can send text messages to parents and staff.
So that you can email parents and staff.
So you can print labels for sending important information home.
Homeschooling can be overwhelming for both you as parents and for your children. One of the most important things you can do for your children is to create a workable schedule. Planning will help reduce stress and anxiety for you and provide routine and comfort for your children.
Whilst spontaneity and creativity are good things and should still be encouraged, a predictable routine helps children feel safe and it will be the number one thing you can provide to help your children through these difficult times.
This article explains why routine is so important.
There are plenty of examples of homeschooling timetables for inspiration on Pinterest.
Once that is in place, you can start to fill your day with suitable activities, many of which will hopefully be provided by your child’s school. We have also compiled a list of useful resources from around the web.
You are the backbone of our society and your role has never been more important, please take care of yourselves and your families. It is a traumatic time but you are making a positive difference every single day. You are showing the next generation how to handle themselves in a crisis - tirelessly supporting those who need it with kindness and dignity. We are so grateful for you and we will adapt and support you as best we can through the coming weeks and months. Be assured that our support line will remain staffed throughout and we will always be happy to take your call.