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LOCHHEAD WELCOMES HOME LEARNING GUIDANCE

20/04/2020  

Richard Lochhead MSP has welcomed the publication of new guidance to support the home learning of children during the new term. 

The new guidance aims to build on the work already being done by teachers in Moray and across Scotland to support home learning, covering three key areas:

  • Learning and teaching at home
  • Parental involvement and engagement
  • Support for teachers and school leaders

Commenting Mr Lochhead said:

“At this stage, and given the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, we don’t know yet when Moray’s schools will be able to reopen. So whilst they’re closed, it’s important for teachers and pupils are both supported so that learning can continue.

“Our local schools and teachers are doing a great job in really difficult circumstances, and the staff in our local schools have shown outstanding dedication in adapting to ensure that they continue to support their students.

“We need to keep reminding ourselves that no one expects teachers or parents to replicate schools or the classroom at home, given the myriad of challenges we’re all learning to live with at the moment. I know this is something that is a worry for some parents – but no one should feel under any pressure, these are unprecedented times and all we can do is our best to get through the weeks and months ahead.”

Background

Guidance: Supporting Pupils, Parents and Teachers – Learning During Term 4 is aimed at those working in Scotland’s education system.

The guidance has been developed by the Scottish Government and Education Scotland, with advice and input from COSLA, Solace, The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) and professional associations.

Find Practitioner support for Online Remote Learning.

The Parentzone Scotland website continues to be updated with relevant information on home learning for parents.

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