How to home-school without a laptop or broadband

By Jane Wakefield
Technology reporter

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image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe pressures of home-schooling are multiplied when families don't have devices or broadband

Schools across the UK remain closed to most pupils, and are offering remote learning instead.

This has brought new pressures to teachers who have to deliver their curriculum differently, to children who find themselves learning in a new way, and to parents who have to supervise the process.

Access to technology is key. Charities have pointed out that home-schooling can be impossible for families who do not have internet devices, or a reliable broadband connection, especially when multiple people need to be online at the same time.

So what help is available?