All remaining primary school children are set to return to school full-time from 15 March, with all secondary pupils returning on a part-time basis from that date. Regulated childcare, including breakfast and after-school clubs, for primary pupils will also re-start on 15 March as part of the Phase 2 return.Read More →

Scotland’s phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been outlined by the First Minister. The updated Strategic Framework sets out the six tools the Scottish Government will use to restore, on a phased basis, greater normality to our everyday lives. The immediateRead More →

The majority of primary and secondary school pupils will continue with remote learning until at least mid-March while children in early learning and childcare (ELC) and primaries 1 to 3 will return full-time to classrooms from Monday 22 February. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today (16 Feb) that only strictlyRead More →

Children in early learning and childcare and in primaries 1-3 are now scheduled to make a full return to nurseries and schools from 22 February. In addition, very limited numbers of pupils in S4-6 will also be able to complete in-school practical work that is essential for completing national qualificationsRead More →

With growing concerns over children and young people’s mental health being effected by lockdown and their prolonged absence from school, this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7) has a particular resonance.  Here, former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education experts PlanBee has gathered together a week’s worth of fantastic FREE resources which parentsRead More →

Mainland Scotland is to go into lockdown from midnight tonight with a new legal requirement forbidding anyone from leaving their home except for essential purposes. Amongst the limited reasonable excuses to leave your home are provisions for caring, outdoor exercise and to go to work, but only if that workRead More →

The phrase, ‘I don’t how she does it’, could have been written for this lady. A former well-known face of primetime UK TV, five-time Emmy nominee for ‘Outstanding Host’ and BAFTA Award winner Cat Deeley is now one of the foremost television presenters in the US. From 2006 to 2019,Read More →

Fill the busy pre-Christmas period with food to fill you with serenity and joy. Creating these delicious winter warmers will make you slow down, spend time with loved ones and make your home and table feel truly festive… Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato A family classic, updated here withRead More →