Phased return to schools plan
Small number of pupils to return on rota basis from 15 June.
Published: 29 May 2020
Plans for East Renfrewshire pupils in key transition phases to return to school have been confirmed by the Council.
Following the update provided by the Scottish Government on 21 May, the Council has outlined its approach for certain groups of children returning on Monday 15 June.
Nursery children in pre-school year and current P7s will return to school on a rota basis, with all national social distancing guidance measures to be followed.
More details about patterns of attendance will be provided directly by individual schools soon.
Councillor Paul O'Kane, Convener for Education and Equalities said: 'It is important that the pupils in the key transition groups get the opportunity to return to a school setting before the summer holidays to lay the foundations for the important learning which will take place in the next session. We have put plans in place to ensure social distancing is adhered to within our schools and look forward to welcoming this small group of pupils back. It has been a difficult time for all, especially young people who are missing their friends and the normality of school. This is the first step on our road to recovery and we will provide details of the approach which will be taken to blended learning in August as soon as is possible.'
The Hub schools currently in operation for the children of key workers will stop at 3pm on Friday 5 June, and all the pupils who have been attending the Hubs will return to attending their normal primary/secondary school from Monday 8 June.