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New guidance on home-schooling welcomed by Moray SNP MSP Richard Lochhead

By Jonathan Clark

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NEW guidance introduced to help parents home-school their children during the coronavirus crisis has been welcomed by Moray's MSP Richard Lochhead.

The guidance aims to build on the work already being done by teachers in Moray, and across Scotland, to support home learning.

It covers three key areas, which are learning and teaching at home, parental involvement and support for teachers and school leaders. You can read more HERE.

SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said: "At this stage, and given the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, we don’t know yet when Moray’s schools will be able to reopen.

"So while they are closed, it’s important teachers and pupils are both supported so learning can continue.

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..

"Our local schools and teachers are doing a great job in really difficult circumstances, and the staff in our local schools have shown outstanding dedication in adapting to ensure they continue to support their students.

"We need to keep reminding ourselves that no one expects teachers or parents to replicate schools or the classroom at home, given the myriad of challenges we are all learning to live with at the moment.

"I know this is something that is a worry for some parents – but no one should feel under any pressure, these are unprecedented times and all we can do is our best to get through the weeks and months ahead."

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that schools may be closed for a little while yet in Scotland.

The fourth and final term of the school year officially started on April 13, and is due to end on July 2.

In addition to new fourth term guidance, the Parentzone Scotland website continues to be updated with relevant information on home learning for parents.

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