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.
The Scottish Government previously set out 5 coronavirus protection levels (0 – 4) that can be used nationally or locally, depending on the prevalence of the virus across Scotland. Since 9th August Scotland has moved beyond Level 0.
For the moment, schools have been asked to keep most of the coronavirus measures that have been in place since the start of this school year. For example, high school pupils are still expected to wear face coverings when in school. This is being kept under regular review and any future changes will depend on the latest data and evidence at the time. 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.
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.