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. With schools closed, parents and teachers have tried to continue to educate children and young people at home. For some families, this has been 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.
The plan now is for all pupils to return to school from 11 August. Some schools may plan for a phased return for the first week, but by 18 August all pupils are 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 may be looking forward to the return to school, many will have some questions and concerns. We have:
- tried to answer what we think will be the main questions and concerns about schools reopening
- explained some changes to the law on additional support for learning
- explained the current guidance about some specific topics, including exam results and co-ordinated support plans (CSPs).
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.