Following the announcement from John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education, that the Scottish Government’s position has shifted to planning for 100% of pupils returning to school full time in August, there has inevitably been some mixed feelings. For many parents there is relief but for some parents, children and particularly teachers, there remains uncertainty and trepidation about what the new classroom normal will look like and what it means for them.
Children behind closed doors: current concerns and future expectations
Tam Baillie, Vice-Chair, Child Protection Committees Scotland and ex-Commissioner for Children & Young People
Joanne Smith, Public Affairs Officer, NSPCC Scotland
Returning to school after lockdown; an abuse prevention perspective
Stuart Allardyce, Director, Stop It Now! Scotland