Back to school

We need to get the children back to school. They are missing out on so much just not education. They are missing out on their routine, their time they are used to away from home, their critical learning with their peers and of course the education curriculum. School is the utmost importance in their young lives. If even they attended school part time be it half days or 3 day weeks this must be pushed through. Children must not miss out on this time of their lives.

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3 day week including Saturdays or half day learning. If there was separate desks ( yes like the old days) and half classes.

by Mr_Swine on May 05, 2020 at 10:41PM

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  • Posted by yebaws May 05, 2020 at 23:27

    Absolutely. The government need to start thinking a bit more cleverly about this. There are many way that some teacher pupil contact time could be allowed whilst maintaining social distancing. Many key workers children are at school every day.
  • Posted by Alimac35 May 05, 2020 at 23:37

    I do not think that we should risk allowing the R to increase by re-opening schools. By my reasoning, if a decision was taken on 28th May to re-open schools, it would probably take at least a week for schools to be suitably re-configured to allow social distancing. Remembering that Scottish schools finish on 3rd July, and that, practically, schools are not going to miraculously make up for lost time in 3-4 weeks, I feel that the risk to the Scottish people is too great just for the sake of opening schools, for such a short period of time before the summer holidays, even if just for some pupils. Since we have done so well in suppressing the virus through lockdown which included school closure, we should accept that by keeping schools closed until after the summer holidays, we buy ourselves a bit more time to minimise the possibility of a rise in R. This is something that needs to be done at all costs. Pupils’ education will be recovered when the crisis is over: Scotland’s teachers will make sure of this.
  • Posted by Primo May 06, 2020 at 00:24

    I am sad children are not able to be at school due to this emergency situation however they have only missed a very small percentage of their time at school so far and even if this continued to include the period up to the summer holidays it would still be a small percentage. It is far better to wait until the transmission rate is much lower and the threat of spreading the virus is lower. This would also give health and education professionals time to plan what could be done for children and parents would know what shape their education would be taking rather than rush to do something that could cause carnage for the sake of 7 further weeks wait.
  • Posted by margarett May 06, 2020 at 02:00

    Keep schools closed until August whilst it does seem that children have lost 3 months of education they would have had 2 weeks holiday over Easter, an in service day and 2 May Day holidays. The final 2 weeks in June would have been taken up with fun activities, sports days etc and many children don’t attend the last few days.
  • Posted by lmjdear May 06, 2020 at 07:41

    Get schools open.Risk is shown to be small, Get them back before holidays and then there is a natural break to see if its had an effect on R number or not.Get a grip.If you don't want to send you children thats fine but we are in danger of raising children who are incapable of risk assessing for themselves.
  • Posted by Mandyintdesign May 06, 2020 at 08:04

    Social distancing in school will not work. Trying to increase cleanliness in schools is also very difficult to manage. Returning to school part time will still have a hugely detrimental effect on pupil. We should not be returning until we are confident the virus is contained. Move all pupils back a year and start children at age 6 to prevent long term educational effect.
  • Posted by AQ2018 May 06, 2020 at 08:24

    It is important to listen to staff who work in a classroom about the best way to tackle social distancing when schools return. The summer term does have a lot of interruption normally anyway, with bank holidays, sports days, school trips, fun days. By missing out on school between April and end of June, they shouldn’t be too far behind what they normally would have learned. When schools do go back, teachers will do their upmost to make sure to close attainment gaps and help children to continue to progress in their learning.
  • Posted by Elyse79 May 10, 2020 at 15:50

    Teachers know how to help our children catch up on missed education. If we open schools and it results in more deaths will it be worth it?
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