Consider school size in return to school debate

Size of school should be considered within overall debate on school reopening, clearly a rural school with class sizes of less than 10 per year has less chance of overwhelming the NHS than larger schools

Why the contribution is important

Many rural areas suffer from lack of decent broadband, the children are more geographically dispersed and therefore more isolated.

by Leopardwolf on May 05, 2020 at 08:14PM

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  • Posted by CatrionaLaird May 05, 2020 at 20:20

    School should reopen soon. It is unhealthy for children to be at home for extended periods and some disadvantaged children may never recover from this extended lock down. I say this a s a social worker. I appreciate the resources the Scottish Government has put in place but believe some children are probably more at risk from being out of school.
  • Posted by CatrionaLaird May 05, 2020 at 20:22

    I should also add that children could return gradually - attending for two days pre week ot therabouts initially - or for half a day
  • Posted by SC May 05, 2020 at 20:46

    I think the size of school isn't as important as a gradual reopening as rural schools are normally small so they will still have issues to address just the same as the larger schools..... Social distancing will be just as hard to maintain in small schools as it will be in larger ones
  • Posted by Stephaniekeachie May 05, 2020 at 20:59

    I think that many pupils are actually struggling. They may be doing the work given but there is a lot to be said about being immersed in the subject and learning from your peers. My daughter does well at school but is really struggling with this at present
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