Police Scotland Survey

 

Police Scotland Survey

Police Scotland has commissioned a survey to provide a platform for those in all our communities to have their voice heard during these challenging times, and beyond.  The feedback from the survey aims to capture people’s feeling of safety and any concerns they have which we can address operationally and through information campaigns.  The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, can be accessed via the link below and the Police have asked us to share this survey with our school community:

https://consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police-2020-2021

Scottish Government Guidance to Support Home Learning

 

Scottish Government Guidance to Support Home Learning

New guidance to support the home learning of children and young people during the new term was issued on 20 April 2020.  It aims to build on the significant amount of positive work that has already been undertaken by teachers and education professionals across Scotland to support learning at home, as well as the advice and resources that are already available.

 

The guidance covers three main areas:

 

1) learning and teaching at home: this includes support for digital learning; children who are likely to be disproportionately impacted; and learners with additional support needs

2) parental involvement and engagement: this includes details of local and national support and how local authorities/schools will require a different approach to being updated on a child’s development

3) support for teachers and school leaders: including advice on learning resources; supporting pupils’ and staff health and wellbeing; and on leading colleagues and teams during this period

 

The full document is available at:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-pupils-parents-teachers-learning-during-term-4/

Lord Provost Hardship Fund

 

Lord Provost Hardship Fund

The Lord Provost is to launch a fund to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19.  The initial fund is £100k but it is anticipated that this will be matched by the Common Good Fund and added to by other funding streams.  Individuals and families will be able to apply for themselves online – or they can phone the ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713 to access funds.  The funding criteria will be:

* People suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19

* People whose income has been directly affected by COVID-19 – a reduction of 50% or more of household income

* Individuals with an income of less than 20k

* Families with an income of less than 30k

* Other support options must have been explored

* People can only apply once every 31 days

 

The maximum for an individual application will be £200 and for a family £300.