Truancy Officers in Rhondda Cynon Taff are set to check up on children whilst schooling online
Authorities in the county of RCT have written to parents to warn them they could get a visit from a welfare officer to check that their children are doing their online schooling.
Although it appears parents are not best pleased by the email they have received.
Parents have taken to social media to state their concerns, over emails they have received, asking them to ensure their children are engaging in the online education platforms available to them, or welfare officers could visit their homes.
One parent said, “ I think this is disgusting to put parents under this kind of pressure not everyone can get on with online learning and at home its too much to distract them it’s not a classroom setting and the children are not used to it please share this”.
Another this afternoon, Jill Davies from Talbot Green told Global247news “Have you ever heard something so stupid – I really have heard it all now”
The scheme though doesn’t just seem to be concentrated on RCT with the same type of emails being prepared to be set out all over Wales.
It’s reported that school governors are concerned about online ‘mitching off’ – one told us this afternoon, “Teachers are noting a large lack of attendance after just a couple of visits we have already found pupils playing video games instead, also in a further serious matter at one home visited no parents were even home.
“Sending out Welfare Officers should hopefully counteract the situation” he finished.