Category: Scottish Government and Parliament

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues – phased return to in-person learning in schools and ELC settings – next steps

An advisory note from the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues providing advice on school transport, outdoor learning, community transmission, the impact of school closures and staff safety and well-being was published on 3rd March.

Launch of the Teaching Learning Outdoors professional e-learning module: 17th September 2020

The Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education is pleased to announce the launch today of the Teaching Learning Outdoors professional e-learning course. This course and associated guidance, developed by Education Officers and SAPOE representatives from five local authorities, benefited from £17,250 of Scottish Government funding aimed at supporting outdoor learning. This has allowed this course […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for school visits and trips

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been a severe and sustained threat to human life in Scotland. The impact of the pandemic on public services, business and private lives has been profound. All of us have been required to make substantial adjustments to cope with these unprecedented times. The Scottish Government is particularly mindful of the impact which this has had on children and young people. 

Statement On how Outdoor Learning can support the reopening of schools in Scotland

Released: 11th May 2020 Outdoor learning is embedded in Curriculum for Excellence and in our GTCS standards. We know it benefits learning as well as mental and physical wellbeing. In the current situation of reflection, refocus and recovery we believe that outdoor learning and the outdoor environment needs to be at the heart of conversations […]