Dear parents and carers
You are aware of the many twists and turns affecting schools’ and parental plans for the August 2020 return.
We have been asked to assume a 100% return to school. We await further information from the Scottish Government and will share this with you when it becomes available, over the summer holidays.
My position is that I would like to see all of our young people back in school in August, provided that I am assured that all of the required infection control measures are in place to protect children and staff. Schools also require assurance that our staffing levels are sufficient for the full return as we are obliged to support all students, taking account of learning, physical and emotional needs. These needs will all be at a higher level than in normal years.
Although I attach summary plans for the 33% model as guides, my hope is that these will be required either briefly or as the ‘contingency’ that the Scottish Government requires. While they are based on a one-third occupancy, the actual proportion of students in the building ranges between 33% and 47%, depending on size and combination of cohorts.
The 30th July has been signalled as the watershed for the final announcement from the Cabinet Secretary regarding the start of the new session. Our intention is to respond to that announcement with the required urgency and share specific plans for Broughton HS as soon as possible after that date.
With best wishes to you and your families
John J Wilson
Planned Timetable for August based on 2m Social Distancing
Planning a Blended Approach to Learning and Teaching Full Day Model - Student Week Plan