COVID-19

Reopening schools safely

NSEE’s principal investigator Professor Chris Chapman and Dr Sarah Weakley, Policy Scotland’s research and impact acceleration officer, based at the University of Glasgow, recently blogged about schools reopening on the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) website. The IPPO aims to mobilise global knowledge to address the social impacts of COVID-19. Writing about schools returning, Professor …

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Advisory sub-group publishes evidence on phased returns to schools

The Scottish Government’s advisory sub-group on education and children’s issues has published its official guidance on the phased return to in-person learning in schools and early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. School and ELC buildings in Scotland have been closed since 4 January 2021 for most pupils, except for vulnerable children and the children of …

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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 …

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