Please use the Phase 3 Blended Learning Questions post on the left to ask any questions and we will respond as soon as possible
Education Livestream Q&A 25/06/20
Watch a recording of todays livestream.
School Return Local Delivery Plan
There have been a number of changes made to Phase three of the local delivery plan to reflect the Scottish Government’s announcement this week that their default plan is now for schools to return fully in August. Pupils will begin to return from 12th August but there may be a degree of phasing over the first few days, especially in relation to arrangements for P1 and S1. Your schools will communicate these specific arrangements to you directly before the end of term.
School Return Local Delivery Plan (Plan A)
An Education Update from the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services 24/06/20
An Education Update from the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services 19/06/20
Public Transport Update 19/06/20
An Education Update from the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services 17/06/20
COVID-19 LOCAL DELIVERY PLAN & FAQs FOR RETURN TO SCHOOL BUILDINGS
As part of our detailed planning for a safe return to the use of school buildings, the Comhairle has prepared a Local Delivery Plan that provides all pupils, parents and staff with information about the planned operation of our schools, nurseries and childcare centres. Alongside the Local Delivery Plan, the Comhairle has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from all the questions received via the recent livestream and through social media on this matter.
Local Delivery Plan Covid-19 School Return Local Delivery Plan
This plan sets out how Western Isles schools, nurseries and childcare centres will progress through a carefully planned return to school buildings and services. It is organised into four phases that reflect the different stages of return to school and closely mirrors the national Covid-19 Routemap. The plan reflects current views of what should be expected during each phase but will be subject to change in timing, duration and content. As we progress through each phase of the plan, more accurate and detailed information will be able to be provided and this will be shared with parents in due course.
FAQs Covid-19 School Return Frequently Asked Questions (11.06.20)
This document provides answers to all the questions we’ve received in relation to planning for the re-opening of schools. They are organised into broad headings and cover a range of popular topics. We have answered in as much detail as we can and appreciate that some of the information that parents and learners seek at the moment is not yet currently available, especially as we look to August and beyond. Information will continue to be updated throughout the summer as the date of return to school approaches.
The information provided in the two documents is based on the latest available guidance, reference to which is included in appendices. The Comhairle has endeavoured to make sure that they are as accurate as possible but we recognise that, as we move through the crisis, national directives and guidance will change and we will make every effort to keep you informed and will release further updates to these documents as they become available.
Education Livestream Q+A Tuesday 9th June
An update from Bernard Chisholm (Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services) and Mary Clare Ferguson (Senior Education Officer) on the Education , Skills and Children’s Services Department “Gaelic First” initiative.
An Education Update from the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services 04/06/20
Bernard Chisholm, Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services, gives parents, pupils and employees the latest update for the Western Isles.
An Education Livestream Q+A will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 9th June and will be broadcast both on the e-Sgoil platform and on the Comhairle Facebook page. Details on how to submit questions will be issued over the next couple of days.
Update From the Director of Education, Skills and Children’s Services 26/05/20
Letter from Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services
Schools Opening 11 August 2020 Letter
Scottish Government Route Map
Scottish Government Route Map