East Lothian Council has today (20 March 2020) issued an update from Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education) to parents and carers on its plans to continue supporting children and young people during the national closure of schools as a result of the Coronavirus.
In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday the Education Secretary, John Swinney, confirmed that:
- Councils will be taking measures to protect vulnerable children who rely on schools for hot meals or a safe and supportive environment
- Children of key workers will have continuing access to learning or childcare
- The exam diet will not go ahead this year. The Scottish Qualifications Authority will put in place a certification model using coursework, teacher assessment of estimated grades and prior attainment.
The update includes information on:
- Children's Hubs
- Key Workers
- Vulnerable Children
- Remote Learning
- Statement from Lesley Brown