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Allow temporary homeschooling during the pandemic without losing school place

Submitted by Zoe Orton-Jay on Wednesday 16th September 2020

Published on Friday 9th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 9th April 2021

Current Signatures: 1,377
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Children ~ concerns ~ Covid ~ Covid-19

Petition Action

Allow temporary homeschooling during the pandemic without losing school place

Petition Details

Allow families to homeschool without losing their child’s school place during the pandemic. Parents/guardians who can provide a satisfactory plan to educate their children at home (in instances where there are no safeguarding concerns) should be permitted to do so.

Additional Information

Parents/guardians, particularity those in the at risk category, should not be in the position where they either send their child to school or lose their place. Many families have extra health concerns and should be allowed the option to homeschool temporarily during the pandemic. This would free up extra space for the children who do need to go to school to social distance. It is unacceptable to force children to go to school when the personal and societal risks are currently unquantifiable.


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