Parents views

Hoping that the containment of the virus is under control a would love too see some sort of normality but also encouraging the hand washing regime in schools might keeps things a little safer and also the toilets cleaned more at the schools Would like to see a stepped approach starting with the older kids then the younger kids and half days for the p1 & 2 kids to ease them in to a routine I would like a softer approach so much more work done on emotions, teachers actually playing with the kids then gradually the curriculum being introduced. I get the pressures of closing attainment gaps but regulate the children first they have went through soooooooo much

Why the contribution is important

I work with families within the community and feel that their views are important to raise and listen to. It’s an ideal opportunity to review our approach to learning

by WhatMatters2020 on May 09, 2020 at 10:49AM

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  • Posted by Colekell77 May 09, 2020 at 11:13

    I think we need to take childcare out of the equation and focus on the health of our children. Children, even older primary aged will find it impossible to socially distance. How is it possible to go into school and not touch things or be normal with your friends. It's asking too much! I would not be comgortablr handing my children over and trusting they have followed my strict rules. Our children are so precious, even one preventable death is too many. Hey would you put children back into school when the rest of society ate able to work safely from home or stick to strict social distancing and hygiene. Parents will vote with their feet anyway. How many parents are actually going to take the ridk?
  • Posted by Callendar May 09, 2020 at 11:41

    I think that sometimes it gets forgotten about that schools have adult staff who have underlying health conditions and support family members who have it too. In addition children can spread to grandparents and vulnerable groups. Too often education is viewed as childcare when it’s not. These are unprecedented times and whilst we would all like to see things return to normal they are not. It would be best to phase in secondary schools first where children are older and understand the reasons for social distancing. Hub schools who have 30 children are struggling to social distance how would this be possible even if you only allow half a normal school roll in.
  • Posted by Katiemurray17 May 09, 2020 at 11:41

    As a frontline healthcare worker, and a mum of 5 I am so reluctant to send my kids back to school and nursery anytime soon, I have heard conversations about nursery kids returning first and this has absolutely horrified me - I dont know if this suggestion is true however! My 3 & 4 year old have no idea of personal space, dont particularly understand the whole pandemic situation, only knowing there is naughty germs we need to hide from
  • Posted by heather22 May 09, 2020 at 13:37

    I think it is putting way too much pressure on kids to expect them to socially distance in schools. Will just end up with a lot of stress for kids and teachers and be virtually impossible to be effective anyway. Schools need to be set up for frequent hand washing, lines of sinks on the wall not ust sharing two sinks in toilets between large number of kids.
  • Posted by Aham25 May 09, 2020 at 16:58

    Younger children would not cope with this yet
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