As part of the Scottish Government’s scheduled review of the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the First Minister yesterday (2 February) announced plans for more children to return to schools and nurseries.
In summary, from Monday, February 22:
- Children who attend nursery will make a full return to the placement they had prior to the Christmas break.
- Children in P1-P3 will make a full return to school.
- Senior phase pupils – S4, S5 and S6 – will return to school in small numbers for practical work that is essential for completing national qualifications (no more than 5-8% of the school roll will be in school at any one time).
- Some children and young people with significant additional support needs will be prioritised for a return to in-person learning.
Please note that in secondary schools, two metre physical distancing for adults and pupils will be required in this immediate period after a return.
These arrangements will be confirmed by the Scottish Government on Tuesday, 16 February.
All other primary and secondary school children, aside from vulnerable children and those of key workers, will continue to have their learning delivered remotely until at the least the beginning of March.
The Scottish Government has also announced a significant expansion of testing as part of the gradual return to schools and nurseries, with staff and senior phase pupils being offered at-home testing twice a week.
Further details on this have still to be published by the Scottish Government and individual schools and nurseries will share the information with you as soon as possible.
Finally, we know how challenging a time this continues for families across Stirling, particularly during the current lockdown and the temporary changes to the delivery of learning. Thanks again for your incredible support and understanding.
Headteacher/Head of Nursery
Last updated: Friday, February 5, 2021 5:03 PM