COVID-19 schools returning

We would like to reassure parents, carers and school pupils that we will continue to provide regular updates over the coming weeks on the reopening of Early Learning and Childcare facilities and schools.

Tracey Logan, Chief Executive

“In line with the national agreement, our schools will open on 11 August - a week earlier than we would normally restart after the summer holiday.

“It cannot be overestimated how challenging it is to put in place the necessary arrangements to ensure that we can deliver high quality learning in a safe environment for pupils and staff from this date.

“We absolutely appreciate that parents and carers will be wanting to know what the arrangements will look like for their children and young people and we will endeavour to provide that information as soon as possible.”

Timeline for communication of details of school reopening plans

13 July – Communication to parents on either:

  • Plan A  - full return of pupils -  if the go ahead for this is announced by Scottish Government by this date
  • Plan B - blended learning contingency plans - if Scottish Government announces these will be in place for 11 August OR if there is no schools announcement by Scottish Government by 13 July.

If Plan B communicated as above, individual pupil arrangements will be communicated to parents by the end of the day on 14 July.