When schools have reopened and learners are all back parents/carers might find the following booklet a support:

Helping Your Child back to School after Lockdown NH

SG CAMHS AHP Booklet 030820Each child’s learning will be planned by their class teacher and information will be shared with learners and their families directly from the school.  If you need to get in touch with your child’s school, contact details can be found on the following website:

This is an extremely challenging and stressful time for everyone.  This area of the website is there to provide support and advice to parents/carers who are trying to support their child(ren) with remote learning.

How can I prepare my child for their return to school: Useful ideas at this link here

Parent Club – Back to School guidance

If you need digital support to assist your child using Glow (the Scottish Schools intranet) then look at the Digital Support page   or direct your child to the pupil’s Digital Support Page.

If your child is in Early Years and you want some ideas for activities at home have a look at the Early Years page.

If you have any general questions about home learning please have a look at the Question and Answer Page. Hopefully this will provide you with some reassurance.

A page of useful websites has also been added to support learning at home.  Some advice and support for Parents/Carers of children with ASN can be found here.

You can also access Named Person Guidance during school closure here

To support parents and carers in these uncertain times, Education Scotland produced a weekly Newsletter, “Scotland Learns”. The first one was published on 11 May 2020 and can be found here. Anyone can sign up to get it by clicking on the link at the end of the Newsletter, or at the following webpage:

Education Scotland have also created a website to support parents/carers:

The Scottish Government has announced, that all families in Scotland will have free access to the full Solihull Online resource for parents and carers. This initiative is being delivered in partnership with NES. Solihull Online is a universal resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years. It offers a series of modules containing interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. The online resource focusses on developing nurturing and supportive relationships between children and their carers. It aims to help parents understand their child’s behaviour in the context of their child’s development and the parent-child relationship.

The following courses are available free for parents/carers in Scotland

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain

To access these courses for free, families need to use the access code TARTAN.

The Shetland Library has a Youtube channel with lots of other videos, including a subtitled version of both the Shetland Gruffalo books: