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A strong focus on getting pupils back in to school and making up for learning lost during the Coronavirus outbreak will be the priority for the Council’s education staff when pupils return to school in August.
Pupil and staff health and wellbeing also remains at the heart of the Education Service’s plans.
The First Minister confirmed today (30th July) that pupils will return to classrooms on a full time basis after the summer break. Education staff in Clackmannanshire will return on 10th and 11th August for two days of essential training, with pupils returning from 12th August.
Schools will be contacting parents over the next week with their individual detailed plans for a safe return to school for pupils including transport and lunchtime arrangements.
As well as face to face, physically distanced teaching in the classroom, Education Services will be focusing on:
Future education will be delivered in a variety of innovative ways including:
Detailed health and safety plans and arrangements will be in place in each school to manage any cases of the virus that may occur.
Cllr Graham Lindsay, the Council’s Spokesperson for Education said: “The last few months have been incredibly challenging but it has also given our teachers a chance to think how we improve and make the education we offer to our young people even better.
“We recognise that there has been a loss of learning as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak but our educators have been working hard to lessen the impact this will have on our young people in Clackmannanshire. They are skilled in assessing children’s attainment levels and what support they need to improve and it will be a priority going forward to ensure no child gets left behind.”
Education Services will also continue to work in partnership with parents and carers.
Cllr Lindsay added: “Parents and carers have done a great job of supporting their children to continue learning at home during the pandemic. It is important going forward that we continue to work in partnership with them to support learning at home on key areas of education such as literacy and numeracy to build on any educational progress that has been made.
“We have some really positive initiatives in place which aim to ensure our young people in Clackmannanshire realise their full potential.”
You can read more about the Education initiatives and keep up to date with the latest education updates on the Council’s website.