Widening the gap

By Stuart Hall and Kevin Lowden As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Scottish Government closed school buildings in Scotland toward the end of February 2020 for three months.   Most local authorities kept some schools open to provide day care for the children of keyworkers and for other families with additional […]

CAR projects during lockdown

By Dr Jo Neary Since the Christmas break, school buildings in Scotland have once again closed to all but the children of essential workers and of vulnerable families. While teachers are having to balance their workload between supporting learning online through digital classrooms, and attending their physical classroom, some teachers are also carrying on with […]

Scottish Government equity report examines school closure impact

The Scottish Government has published an equity audit that examines the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The audit was undertaken as part of Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland: the 2020-21 Programme for Government, and covers material extracted between 23 March and 1 September 2020. While the government recognises that a longer strategy is […]