EIS Update 28 May 2020

Created on: 27 May 2020 | Last modified: 15 Jul 2021

EIS Survey Results

Please find here the full report of the recent school membership survey.

This has been issued to the press, the Deputy First Minister, Directors of Education, MSPs, COSLA, and all members of the national Education Recovery Group.

Your Local Association Secretary has a breakdown for your Council area.

Thank you once again for the record return of over 26,000 responses.

Lockdown Update

The First Minister is due to give an update this afternoon on the issue  of Lockdown and any move to Phase 1 of recovery. This will also include the publication of some strategic  guidance from the COVID-19  Education  Recovery Group (CERG) on the process of staff returning to schools in June and pupils, potentially, in August. We will issue links to this advice tomorrow, along with an update of ongoing discussions.


A reminder that the SEJ has been published in an electronic format for this edition. Features include:

  • What's Next for Schools after Coronavirus? by Professor Andy Hargreaves

  • Teacher Tales from Lockdown
  • Senior Phase assessment for a post-COVID Scotland?

  • Unsafe at home During Lockdown

You can read a copy of the SEJ online.

FELA and ULA surveys

FELA and ULA members should have received a sector specific survey. If you have not received this email, please contact Anita Stewart.

Physical Distancing and PPE in education and childcare settings

The Scottish Government has produced supplementary guidance for education and childcare settings on implementing physical distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The purpose of this supplementary guidance is to ensure provision made within education and childcare settings is as safe as possible for staff and children. Physical distancing, hygiene and self-isolation of those showing symptoms or living with someone showing symptoms will minimise the risk of transmission of infection.