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. We keep it updated as things change so it is a good idea to check back regularly.
The five months of lockdown have been challenging for all parents and carers and for children and young people themselves. While schools and nurseries were closed, parents and teachers continued to educate children and young people at home. For some families, this was a positive experience, but for many it has been difficult and stressful, particularly when their children need extra support with their learning that is more difficult to provide at a distance or online.
All pupils should now have returned to school, if they are well enough to do so. Some schools may have initially used a phased return for the first week, but by 18 August all pupils were expected to be back to school full-time, unless they have been advised not to attend for medical reasons.
Although a lot of parents and carers and their children will be pleased to be back at school, many will have some questions and concerns. We have:
- tried to answer what we think will be the main questions and concerns about attending school and nursery during coronavirus
- explained some changes to the law on additional support for learning
- explained the guidance about exams and qualifications for the 2019/20 school year.
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.
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.