Stirling MP Praises Hard Work on Planned School Return

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Categories: Children and Young People, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Education, SNP Scottish Government, Stirling Council

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has welcomed the planned return of school pupils this week, after the coronavirus pandemic saw months of altered learning arrangements.

Schools and nurseries across Scotland closed their doors and moved learning online, in an effort to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As understanding of the virus, how it spreads and effective suppression methods has increased, so too has the confidence of education leaders to cautiously reopen schools to pupils and staff.

Alyn Smith MP said:
‘This pandemic has been tough for a lot of people, no more so than for Stirling’s school children, families and education staff. Stirling Council has worked closely with the Scottish Government, parent groups, trade unions and headteachers to reopen schools in a safe manner, and I commend the hard work that’s gone in to make this vision a reality.

‘How we understand this new virus, its symptoms and its spread has evolved over the last few months. I’m confident that sticking to the guidance and measures put in place will reduce risks to pupils, families and staff members, and get young people back to quality, full-time education’.

Notes:
Scottish Government news release: https://www.gov.scot/news/schools-to-re-open-full-time/