Coronavirus and additional support for learning

How coronavirus is affecting additional support for learning in Scotland

We created this section on our website to help you keep track of how the latest Scottish Government coronavirus guidance may affect additional support for learning.

While things may look a bit different during coronavirus, schools should still be supporting their pupils with additional support needs during term time. In this section of our website we have:

  • tried to answer some of the main questions and concerns families have been raising with us about their child’s education and support during coronavirus
  • explained how schools should be supporting their pupils while reducing the risks of coronavirus
  • explained the changes to exams, course assessments and appeals.

Because of the current rise in coronavirus cases, restrictions that have already been in place for some time in schools (like face coverings for high school pupils) are due to continue for the moment. There will also be some further restrictions introduced after the school holidays in January. For example, groupings of pupils will be reintroduced where practical to limit the number of contacts each pupil has. We will keep these pages of our website updated as things change, so it is a good idea to check back regularly.

If you have a question that we have not answered in the sections below, or if you have other concerns about your child’s additional support for learning, please get in touch with our helpline. We will listen to your concerns and do our best to answer any questions you may have.

You can also keep up to date with the latest developments on Twitter and Facebook.

Our website for children and young people, Reach, has lots of information and advice for your child about their learning and support during coronavirus which is also updated regularly.