Important Update on Schools and Nurseries

Please see the latest update from Clackmannanshire Council:

19/03/20 –

Schools and Nurseries

As you will be aware, the Scottish Government has made an announcement that schools and nurseries across Scotland are to close after tomorrow (Friday, 20 March). We appreciate that this will cause understandable concern and anxiety not only to parents and carers but also to pupils and staff. 
As a Council, we are facing unprecedented times, however we  are well prepared in meeting the challenges and critical provision set out by the Deputy First Minister in his statement to the Scottish Parliament today.   
We already have well developed plans for Educational Continuity, and in particular to ensure pupils in S4-S6 can complete course work for national qualifications, now that  the SQA have confirmed cancellation of the examination timetable.  This will be a priority for Alva Academy, Lornshill Academy and Alloa Academy who are putting in place immediate measures for pupils in these year groups.
Learning and teaching for the majority of children and young people will continue remotely using online learning spaces  and materials which have been developed.  
We are planning provision for children and families where it is most needed.  This includes ensuring that children of key workers have access to learning and childcare.  We will be working with private and third sector providers.  A questionnaire has been sent out to parents and carers today.  
Further details of the plans we are developing will be shared over the coming days and will be updated on our website. 
Thank you for your patience and support.