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Safety First and SQA

It has been a challenging return to school for many and there will undoubtedly be further challenges ahead. I would like to thank the very large number of members who had the opportunity to take part in our reopening of schools…
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Reopening of Schools: Email to School Reps

The Scottish Government statement on 30 July committed schools to reopen to all pupils by 18 August. This was supported by the Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on preparing for the start of the new school term in August 2020 document.  This document was to…

Safety First and the Reopening of Schools

Message to Members  – 4 August 2020 Safety First and the Reopening of SchoolsThe SSTA position throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been one of safety first for all teachers and pupils. We would all like to return to normal schooling…

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,…