MANY students have become familiar with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic and now parents are getting in on the act too.

More than 100 families signed up for Ripon Grammar School’s first virtual training session on online learning for parents, aimed at helping them better support their children at home.

While staff have been working hard to deliver a full curriculum online and in class, and students have been incorporating new ways of learning in changing circumstances, some parents have felt left behind.

Teaching specialist Helen Mars leads the parent training classes and said: “Although pupils have all had training in school, it's important to know as a parent how you can support your child and help them if they get stuck.

"It's also very useful to check if their work is all done and what feedback they have received, just as you would if you looked in their exercise books or planner.”