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Video message from the Headteacher 08.05.20
Message from the Headteacher (Updated 17.05.2020)
As you know, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Wednesday 18 March 2020 that schools in Scotland would close on Friday 20 March 2020. Following her update yesterday (21 May 2020) we now know that schools will re-open for pupils on 11 August 2020.
The guidance relating to the announcement outlines the intention to ‘re-start school education for almost all children and young people in August,’ and that subject to health advice, teachers and other school staff should return during June to prepare for the new model of learning in August.
Based on the information from the First Minister, Education Resources within South Lanarkshire Council will now begin to work towards this planned date for re-opening building on the work already done in preparation for this point arriving in the education recovery process.
More detailed guidance on the Scottish Government’s approach to education is also provided in the link below:
From August 2020, almost all young people will experience a blend of in-school and in-home learning. This means they will experience face-to-face learning in school and continue to work at home using digital resources produced by our teaching staff.
South Lanarkshire Council will be following all guidance from scientific and health professionals in planning for the return of pupils and staff to schools to ensure a safe environment.
As soon as we have any further information on the planned re-opening of schools I shall share this with you. In the meantime, our staff are continuing to ensure that appropriate learning resources are available to all our students and we are using our school website as the hub for resources within our Faculty and Departmental model. Provision is also being made to provide hard copies of resources for pupils who do not have internet access. These resources will continue to be posted out or delivered if required. Please contact Mr Munogee by email if you require such support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils who have internet access at home but require a device to support their learning can borrow a Chrome Book. Pupils or parents should contact Mr Munogee.
In addition to access to resources to support learning, we have also focussed on providing access to resources to support pupils’ wellbeing. Our Pupil Support Team have created a Wellbeing Pack which aims to help sustain physical and mental wellbeing while away from school. Our young people will have access this pack through the school website, Twitter account or through obtaining a hard copy before the school closes. One aspect of this resource is a ‘Daily routine for school closure’ document which should help pupils to establish positive routines balancing learning activities with promoting and supporting wellbeing and playing a positive role in family life. The period we are in is very much uncharted territory therefore helping our pupils to maintain routines and to have a focus and purpose for each day will be essential. In some ways the context of ‘lockdown’ is now becoming an embedded pattern to our lives bringing significant change to our interaction with extended family members and friends therefore looking after the wellbeing of all within our school community is vital.
Best wishes and take care.