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ABOVE AND BEYOND: Garston teacher says students and parents are being helped in any way possible

 Published on: 30th March 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A teacher at Parmiter’s School, High Elms, who’s been offering to help local parents home-school their children amid the coronavirus outbreak, said other teachers are doing the same.

Phil Clark, who’s taught Key Stage 3 and 4 English for five years, is still working on the premises of Parmiter’s School at the time of writing to educate children whose parents are key workers.

However, he has also been reaching out to the community via Facebook groups to offer other parents as much help as possible.

Using the hashtag #bettertogether, he posted: “While you are home-schooling/remotely/digitally educating your children, if you need assistance with understanding something that has been assigned for your child, or if you need more resources, just give me a shout. Message me anything you may need, however small it may feel to you. Of course, there is no charge.”

Phil said this is something many teachers are doing to help their communities.

He added: “We do this job because we want to help students, and this certainly doesn’t change that. There are so many teachers who want to do their part and I think it’s a shame we don’t see more of that side of things in the news.

“I’ve had a lot of kids contact me since they went home, asking me things about their education and what they should be doing, and I think that sort of communication is great.

“It’s something our headteacher is very approving of as well – he’s glad that so many of our teachers, and teachers in wider areas, are continuing to help.”

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