Digital Support for Highland Pupils
Highlands schools use technology to support online learning for pupils who are asked to self-isolate.
21:47 25 September 2020
Highland Council has launched a scheme designed to support and deliver education to any pupils who are currently self-isolating due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The council has confirmed that all 203 schools across the region are now using a variety of online learning platforms to provide quality learning and deliver interactive education.
Nicky Grant, executive chief officer for education, said: "We understand that being asked to self-isolate can cause anxiety in our young people and their family's routine especially having returned to full-time education from August 14.
"However, it is really important to follow public health advice in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our communities. Therefore, it is important that our schools are able to react with ease and set up and deliver continued learning and teaching experiences through our already established online learning platforms. Our aim is that young people can reconnect smoothly with their school community both teaching staff and friends, and have access to resources to support them during this challenging time.
"Digital learning is not about streaming a one-way lecture to pupils, it is about using tools and platforms to provide pupils with the opportunity to interact, to engage, and to experience, as they would physically as if they were in their own classroom."