Schools and childcare

Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.

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Find out the latest position on schools reopening and phased return.
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2 March 2021: Letter to parents from our Head of Education (Quality & Curriculum) on SQA alternative certification model that will be used to determine provisional National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
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The Scottish Government's updated guidance (24 March 2021) sets out the key public health measures that schools should implement to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission and infection.
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Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.
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19 February 2021: Letter to parents and carers of children returning to ELC and P1 to P3 from Prof Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Scottish Government.
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From 15 March the phase 2 return to schools starts.
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See answers to some FAQs on the current closures
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A testing programme is being put in place for people without the symptoms of coronavirus as part of the package of coronavirus risk reduction mitigations in education settings.
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The Spring Hardship Payment is a Scottish Government grant which will see a payment of £100 made to all children who receive free meals in a school or early learning and childcare setting due to household low income or qualifying benefits.
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