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14 May 2021


Schools/Childcare Asymptomatic Testing Programme Survey

Survey for School/childcare Staff

The Scottish Government would like your help to improve the schools/childcare asymptomatic testing programme.

What is the Schools/Childcare Asymptomatic Testing Programme?

Some people may have COVID-19 but not have any symptoms. The testing programme aims to help secondary school pupils and staff in schools and childcare settings to find out if they have the virus, so that they and their close contacts can self-isolate. This should help reduce the extent to which the COVID-19 is likely to be passed on in school/childcare communities, reducing the likelihood of outbreaks.

Why are we being asked to complete a survey?

The Scottish Government would like to learn how to improve the testing experience for school communities and settings. In order to do this, we are asking school/childcare staff a few questions about their experience of and views on the testing programme. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please watch this short video from Professor Jason Leitch encouraging people to participate: https://youtu.be/nMletsFhOBU.

Do we have to fill out the survey?

Your participation in the survey is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time. All replies are anonymous. We will only use the information you provide to help improve the testing programme and the support we give to those involved. Thank you for your help.

Is anyone else being asked to do a survey?

Yes, we will be asking secondary pupils, parents/guardians, and others involved in managing the testing programme for their views too.

Please note that this survey is only intended for staff (including childcare staff) who are based in schools – a separate survey has been issued direct to standalone childcare settings.

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to get in touch with clare.magill@gov.scot.

 

 

May Mathematical Challenge

 Maths Challenge is back….

To win a £10 voucher write your answer to the puzzle on a piece of paper with your full name and homeroom class and pass it to your maths teacher or Mr Ahmed before Interval on Thursday 27th May.

Below is a sequence of letters. The sequence follows some sort of rule.  You must work out the rule and write down the next 3 letters in the sequence 

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