Falkirk Council announces pupils will not be full time in school until almost two weeks into the new term

Pupils will go through a ‘phased return’ for the first two weeks of term

Pupils in Falkirk will not return to the classroom full-time until almost two weeks into the new term.

Falkirk Council said there will be a "phased return" during the first two weeks of term from August 12-21.

All pupils will return full-time from August 24, the authority's emergency executive agreed at a meeting on Tuesday.

Falkirk pupils will go through a ‘phased return’ for the first two weeks of term


Hide Ad

Read More

Read More
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE

The Scottish Government aims to have children back in school full-time from August 11 and hopes to make a final decision by July 30, with blended learning remaining a contingency plan if Covid-19 is not sufficiently suppressed.

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, chairman of Falkirk Council's emergency executive, said: "Re-opening our schools fully is one of our highest priorities in our response to the Covid-19 situation.

"We're grateful to parents, carers and families for their patience as we follow the progress of the national recovery plans in Scotland.


Hide Ad

"We know it has been a tough time for everyone. However, returning to a degree of normality is really important and this is a significant step forward."

The council agreed that all early learning establishments will re-open from August 12.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.


Hide Ad

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website


Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.