Schools and nursery staff have been urged to tell the Scottish Government what support and training they need to safely reopen as the coronavirus lockdown eases.
People working in teaching, early learning and childcare are asked to fill in an Education Scotland survey and give their views.
The online survey asks education staff whether they believe there is “sufficient support being offered” and if they have the “skills, resilience and confidence” to look after the well-being of children, colleagues and themselves.
It also allows respondents to write about what additional support would be most helpful for working “in the new circumstances”.
Education Secretary John Swinney said: “People working in schools and nurseries are facing the biggest challenge of their careers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are asking everyone working in education to tell us what support and training they need to do the best job they can in the coming weeks and months, as we move towards being able to safely resume.”
Education Scotland strategic director Gillian Hamilton said: “We know this is an extremely challenging time for school leaders, teaching staff, support staff, and early years professionals.
“We would like all Scotland’s education workforce to let us know what additional professional learning and well-being support you would welcome as you continue to work to meet the needs of all children and young people in your care in these changed circumstances.
“We also want to let you know that we are here to support and listen to your feedback, and this will ensure that education and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.”
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