14 July 2021
From today until 31 July, parents can share their thoughts on the Learning at Home website, and how it can be developed to better support children and young people.
The Learning at Home website was first launched last March during the Stay Home order. It was created to provide parents with practice advice and resources to help their children continuing learning while schools were closed.
Since then, the website has been continually updated with age-appropriate seasonal activities, guides and 'how to' guides for parents and young people to access. This includes 85 summertime activities for children, young people and their parents.
To date, the website has had over 31,000 page views from just over 9,000 users.
Now, parents are being asked for how the Learning at Home website can be updated to prove broader support for children, young people, and parents and carers.
Parents and carers can give their feedback through an online survey, which should take no more than five minutes to complete. They can give their feedback on the most useful parts of the website, what extra support they would like to see, and what would make them more likely to use the website.
Parents and carers do not need to have used the Learning at Home website to complete the survey.
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden, said: "For over a year, the Learning at Home website has supported parents and children to continue learning outside of school.
"The response to the website has been so positive, we want to find new ways to offer support and advice for parents and young people. I'd ask anyone who has used the website to tell us what they've found most useful. And for parents or carers who haven't used the website, please do tell us what you'd find useful, so we can continue to support you."
The survey is available until 31 July via the Government of Jersey website: https://survey.gov.je/s/M5XTOD/
The 85 summertime activities are available online via the Learning at Home website: https://learningathome.gov.je/summertime-fun/