Start of new school year

Wednesday 12 August 2020

As we start the new school year, Children and Learning Convener, Cllr Derek Wann extends a warm welcome to young people, families, carers and teaching staff.

Cllr Wann said: “I am delighted to welcome everyone back at the start of the new school year. Although not everyone will be in today as we phase in returning this week to give children the chance to find out about the new additional hygiene and distancing methods in place, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to starting back and all being together when in full time next week.

“I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families who are joining us this year.

“This year is a new experience for everyone involved. School is so important in the lives of our children, not just for education and attainment reasons, but for their social development and general wellbeing. After being out of school for five months our first priority is making schools safe and welcoming places. Our teachers and schools will be there to ensure this is happening and to offer support to pupils with the transition.”