Safety First and Reopening of Schools

Message to Members 25 June 2020 The SSTA position throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been one of safety first for all teachers and pupils. We have been guided throughout by the scientific and medical evidence and that will continue to…

Arrangements for Re-opening Schools August 2020 – SNCT 20/76

The ‘Arrangements for Re-opening Schools August 2020’  SNCT 20/76 has now been finalised. The SNCT document contains the following information Early return and leave datesRealignment of Session 2020/21Pre-Existing Holiday Arrangements or CommitmentsQuarantine ArrangementsSummer Retirals  The earlier ‘Emergency Provision’ SNCT 20/74 that included provisions for ‘Self-Isolation’…

Members Bulletin – 4 June 2020

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) adviceHPS advice can be found at  https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/The most recent ‘Core COVID19 Information and Guidance for General (Non-Healthcare) Settings (version 4)’ can be downloaded here Scottish Government GuidanceThe Scottish Government guidance is very clear with the main message to ‘Stay at…

Reopening of Schools – 11 August 2020

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister announced that all schools will reopen on 11 August and teachers would return to school towards the end of June to prepare for the new term. See details below. Recovery Route Map Strategic Framework Reopening Schools John Swinney,…

Members Bulletin – 15 May 2020

Teacher Unions United on Schools Opening in AugustThe SNCT Teachers’ Side has written the John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, urging caution in plans for reopening of schools. The position of all unions is that the safety of pupils and staff…

Members Bulletin 30 April 2020

COVID-19: Members UpdateThe situation with COVID-19 is changing constantly but the fundamental priority is keeping people safe. It is essential that everybody adheres to the Government guidance and do not put people at risk. Health Protection Scotland (HPS) adviceHPS advice can…

Social Distancing: Further Information & Advice

The situation is constantly changing and I would like to take the opportunity to give further information and advice.More detailed SSTA advice to members can be found on the SSTA website. Social Distancing: The latest Scottish Government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19): social…

School Closures: Further Information & Advice

The situation is constantly changing and I would like to take the opportunity to give further information and advice. The SSTA advice to members can be found on the SSTA website. School ClosuresPlease find link to latest SNCT circular 20/75 School Closures. I would…