February 24, 2021

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Mum-of-22 Sue Radford shares the perils of homeschooling her huge brood from lost school books to broken laptops

PARENTS are once again attempting to homeschool their kids with varying degrees of success after schools in England were forced to shut their doors until at least mid February.

And while every parent has it tough, mum-of-22 Sue Radford is certainly up for a challenge with her bumper brood and has shared some of the struggles she’s faced so far.

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Sue Radford took to YouTube to share her homeschooling woesCredit: The Radford Family/Youtube

Earlier this week, the mum of Britain’s biggest family took to Instagram following the news that England is going into a third lockdown.

She shared her hilarious plan of attack when it came to homeschooling her kids calling in Alexa to help with the lot.

Thankfully, not ALL of her 22 kids are of school age, but she still has her hands full with nine of them – James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven and Hallie, four.

Sue, 45, from Morecambe, Lancs, shared a snap of her homeschooling station back in March when the UK first went into lockdown.

She previously shared her hilarious approach to distance learning
She previously shared her hilarious approach to distance learning
Earlier this year, Sue shared a snap of her very organised work station
Earlier this year, Sue shared a snap of her very organised work station

And while the snap of her very organised work station made the task look pretty easy, things certainly aren’t as smooth sailing this time around.

In a recent clip on the family’s YouTube account, Sue revealed that some of the older kids have had issues from the start – with lost account log ins, no work planners and even broken laptops.

Meanwhile, the younger lot didn’t have work available to them at all, so Sue had to contact the schools and arrange to pick up some workbooks and even new Chromebooks.

While trying to overcome the initial hurdle, Sue said: “I think you guys really need to wish me luck, because I’m not a teacher. I feel like this is just not going to go well.”

She added: “But I feel like we’re like everyone else, we’re just going to have to make the most of it, do our best and that’s all we can do.”

The mum-of-22 is currently homeschooling nine of her kids
The mum-of-22 is currently homeschooling nine of her kids

As hard as it is for Sue, turns out little Hallie is struggling to come to terms being at home too.

Sue admitted that she burst into tears once finding out she won’t be going to school, and instead will be distance learning from home.

Like the rest of us, the frazzled mum hopes that things go back to normal soon – for her sake and the kids.

The Radfords are Britain’s biggest family, with Noel and Sue parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 26, Chloe, 24, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 19, Millie, 18, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven, Hallie, four, Phoebe, three, Archie, two, Bonnie, one and Heidie, four months.

In other Radford news, dad Noel revealed how to make fish cakes for just 30p a head.

And Millie Radford shared her 2020 highlights as she thanked her first child Ophelia for ‘giving her the best job in the world’.

Plus we shared inside the Radfords’ costly Christmas with an £180 Michael Kors handbag, new iPhones & mum-of-22 Sue’s Nespresso machine.

The Radford family are in chaos as three kids pile on one bike as Sue and Noel build Christmas gifts for 22 kids