Please see following letter from Miss Graham regarding the First Ministers announcement yesterday:
Update from First Minister re School Closure and Return to In-School Education:
As you know, yesterday saw the First Minister make a statement in Parliament which detailed a route map for moving Scotland out of lockdown. This included information on the approach to reopening schools on a phased basis. The Scottish Government has produced a document providing more detail which can be found here.
The main points from the document are:
- Staff to return to school buildings in June 2020.
- Staff can only return when it is safe to do so and confirmed by The Scottish Government. At the moment, staff will continue to deliver learning from home through google classrooms.
- Staff to plan and prepare for a new blended model of learning which will be implemented in August.
- “This new model, which will ensure adherence to safeguarding protocols such as appropriate physical distancing, will include part-time in-school learning and part-time in-house learning for almost all children.” (extract from – A Strategic framework for reopening schools, early learning and childcare provision in Scotland).
We will provide you with more details, including any start dates, following discussion as a Local Authority.
As you will appreciate over the coming weeks we will be working closely with all partners, parents, staff and the Local Authority to establish more details plans. We will, as always, discuss and seek your views on any decisions impacting on your child as we move forward as a school community. I cannot thank Team MP enough for their support and help over the last few months and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our pupils and families.
Gill Graham (Head Teacher)