School closures

The continuing in shutting down schools despite research showing that the school closures were having a detrimemtal effect on children. This seemed to be a measure the Scottish Goverement took in order to appease the teachers unions.

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Children have suffered terribly due to school closures - increase in mental health issues, neglect and widening the attainmement gap for poorer families. Children have always been known to be low risk from Covid 19 so why do this twice for several months each time knowing the harm it causes. Why has there still been no mention of an educational catch up programme?

by lmair83 on September 24, 2021 at 01:34PM

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  • Posted by ACM September 24, 2021 at 13:55

    Couldn’t agree more
  • Posted by RHarley September 24, 2021 at 14:01

    Absolutely agree. Schools should be considered critical infrastructure .
  • Posted by Jadegray September 24, 2021 at 14:47

    In addition schools have proven not to be areas of super spreading. Parents still cannot gain access to school buildings and are missing out on witnessing key milestones in their children’s lives.
  • Posted by Jenfin17 September 24, 2021 at 21:17

    What was done to schools was a national disgrace.Mostly done to appease militant unions who didn't care what affect this would have and yet you took the decision to close them.September2021 and fear of closure is still hanging over them.Kids masked up ,getting jags no assemblies no parents allowed .When is it ever going to stop.
  • Posted by carolinecarolinemeldrum September 25, 2021 at 11:20

    Very much agree with the comment made by Jenfin17.
  • Posted by lp17 September 25, 2021 at 13:46

    Totally agree. Shutting the schools was a disgrace that harmed children.
  • Posted by jmbrown September 26, 2021 at 09:34

    Totally agree shutting schools was criminal. This has harmed children in so many ways. For what reason? To appease teachers ? Just so wrong .
  • Posted by LC70 September 26, 2021 at 09:48

    Schools should never have been shut. The harms to children has been utterly horrendous
  • Posted by RMC76 September 29, 2021 at 14:37

    The government must never close schools again. I have a degree of understadning as to why they had to close initially as the virus was so unknown and clealry dangerous. However, keeping schools closed for so long was not necessary and did more harm than good. Look at the statistics of how many children have fallen off the school roll. The second school closure was a disgrace - made even worse by the length of time schools were closed for. On top of that, the exam fiasco and the continued uncertainty as to whether exams will actually go ahead is outrageous. No exams just means far more assessments than is fair or normal.
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