Publication - Impact assessment

Coronavirus (COVID-19): closure and reopening of schools version 2 - impact assessment

Published: 25 Aug 2020
From:
Graeme Logan
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Coronavirus in Scotland, Education
ISBN:
9781800040205

An assessment of the impact of school closures and their re-opening on groups with protected characteristics and collates the considerations of all of the following - EQIA, FSDA, ICIA and BRIA.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): closure and reopening of schools version 2 - impact assessment
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Footnotes

1. https://www.oecd.org/publications/education-responses-to-covid-19-an-implementation-strategy-toolkit-81209b82-en.htm

2. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-guide-schools-early-learning-closures/pages/vulnerable-children/

3. Children's Parliament How Are You Doing wellbeing survey

Findings from a survey of children aged 8-14 years in Scotland, published on 1 May 2020. The findings show that show being indoors more and learning at home impacts on the physical and mental health of children. There are indications that children do not feel enough control over what they are learning or that they are not enjoying and worrying about learning at home, this is especially true for 12 to 14 year olds. 36% of children in the survey worry about doing their school work, 32% worry about future exams and 28% are worried about learning at home.

4. The sub-group was formed in June 2020 to strengthen the connection between medical and education experts and leaders.

5. Part 6 Chapter 1 Section 84 disapplies marriage and civil partnership (and age) to the provision of education.

6. https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-guidance-child-protection-scotland/ and https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-supplementary-national-child-protection-guidance/

7. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-continuity-in-learning/

8. The Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening schools guidance, p18 states that "Education authorities and schools should consider how they will support staff and children to orientate themselves to the revised layouts and circulation patterns..."

9. https://youngscot.net/news-database/lockdownlowdown-results

10. The Coronavirus (COVID-19): Re-opening schools guidance, page 9 "Where safe and appropriate to do so, education authorities and schools should endeavour to use all available spaces within facilities (and alternative facilities) to assist in the provision of high quality learning and teaching in a positive learning environment, whilst supporting measures to minimise the risk of infection and transmission."

11. https://youngscot.net/news-database/lockdownlowdown-results

12. The Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening schools guidance, p10 states that "The needs of individual children should be carefully considered. Some children may require additional staffing, resource or space to ensure they can benefit from a positive learning environment."

13. https://www.gov.scot/publications/guidance-education-children-unable-attend-school-due-ill-health/#:~:text=For%20children%20and%20young%20people%20unable%20to%20attend%20school%20or,parents%2C%20and%20the%20pupil%2C%20to

14. https://www.gov.scot/publications/achievement-curriculum-excellence-cfe-levels-2018-19/

15. https://www.gov.scot/publications/summary-statistics-attainment-initial-leaver-destinations-no-2-2020-edition/

16. https://wakelet.com/wake/b6dcd28c-00be-4f64-a313-1eeb5bc89954

17. https://education.gov.scot/improvement/

18. https://www.childrensparliament.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/How_are_you_doing_Results_April_May_2020_Childrens_Parliament-1.pdf

19. https://www.gov.scot/publications/domestic-abuse-forms-violence-against-women-girls-vawg-during-covid-19-lockdown-period-30-3-20-22-05-20/

20. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5cee5bd0687a1500015b5a9f/t/5e709ce9b8d046580053e034/1584438530347/YS_Access_Period_Products_Report_UPDATED.pdf

21. https://www.gov.scot/publications/pupil-census-supplementary-statistics/

22. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/covid19/ethnicity-deceased-covid-19-june20.pdf

23. https://www.tiecampaign.co.uk/reports

24. http://respectme.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Addressing-Inclusion-Effectively-Challenging-Racism-in-Schools.pdf

25. https://www.gov.scot/publications/pupil-census-supplementary-statistics/

26. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation is an area-based measure therefore not everyone living in area assessed as deprived will necessarily be at a socio-economic disadvantage, and vice versa

27. https://www.gov.scot/publications/achievement-curriculum-excellence-cfe-levels-2018-19/

28. https://www.sec-ed.co.uk/blog/covid-19-divide-national-strategy-disadvantage-poverty-lockdownschools-voice-1/

29. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/best-evidence-on-impact-ofschool-closures-on-the-attainment-gap/

30. https://www.suttontrust.com/our-research/school-closures-parent-polling/

31. https://www.suttontrust.com/our-research/school-closures-parent-polling/

32. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-guide-schools-early-learning-closures/pages/free-school-meals/

33. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5cee5bd0687a1500015b5a9f/t/5e709ce9b8d046580053e034/1584438530347/YS_Access_Period_Products_Report_UPDATED.pdf

34. https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/4627/covid-19-education-recovery-youth-work.pdf

35. https://cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/The-cost-of-learning-in-lockdown-Scotland-FINAL.pdf

36. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/householdcharacteristics/homeinternetandsocialmediausage/articles/exploringtheuksdigitaldivide/2019-03-04#how-does-digital-exclusion-vary-with-age

37. https://www.gov.scot/publications/summary-statistics-schools-scotland-no-10-2019-edition/

38. https://www.gov.scot/publications/summary-statistics-schools-scotland-no-10-2019-edition/

39. https://www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/pregnant-and-precarious-new-and-expectant-mums-experiences-work-during

40. https://www.gov.scot/publications/summary-statistics-schools-scotland-no-10-2019-edition/pages/4/

41. 2019 Teacher Census Supplementary Statistics - https://www.gov.scot/publications/teacher-census-supplementary-statistics/

42. https://www.familyfund.org.uk/News/health-and-wellbeing-of-disabled-children-at-risk-under-pandemic-as-government-announces-extra-10-million-funding-for-children-with-complex-needs

43. The Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening schools guidance, p17 states that "... for those arriving by car, parents may be encouraged to park further away from the school and then walk with their children to avoid congestion, or alternatively use active travel routes where feasible. Car-sharing with children of other households should be discouraged."

44. https://www.suttontrust.com/our-research/covid-19-and-social-mobility-impact-brief/

45. https://cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/The-cost-of-learning-in-lockdown-Scotland-FINAL.pdf


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