From the 31st of August face coverings/masks are to be worn in Scotland’s secondary schools.
Letters: ‘The Human Cost of Education’
“Politicians across the UK have shown themselves to have more concern for the integrity of “The System” than for the well being of young people.”
Orkney’s Director of Education Welcomes Decision on SQA Results Turnaround
“I am delighted that this effort across the country has now been recognised by John Swinney during his Parliamentary address today.”
A Safe Return to School
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the pandemic has created the most severe disruption in the world’s education systems in history
The Challenges We Face
“funding to Orkney Islands Council follows a tried and tested formula to ensure fairness to all 32 Local Authorities, in Scotland.”
Provision of Free Meals for Children
For the new school year 2020/21 applications are open for families eligible for free school meals and clothing allowance.
Support for Summer Leavers: Developing The Young Workforce
A programme of activities to support young people who have left school this summer has been launched .
NHS Orkney Covid19 Testing Figures
NHS Orkney commenced testing for Covid19 on April 20th 2020.
Welcome News on Schooling
Schools in Scotland will be able to return on 11th of August with pupils accessing learning full time but only if progress on limiting the spread of Covid19 continues.
Maree Todd : On Progress and Changes With Phase 1
“I really hope that folk in Orkney have enjoyed the first few days of relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown rules.”