‘Most vulnerable teens did no home learning’

Survey of disadvantaged teenagers also finds 80% believe they will find it hard to get back into school routine after coronavirus lockdown Published by TES Written by Emma Seith A survey of over 1,000 of the most disadvantaged pupils in Scotland has found that almost 70 per cent have not used any learning materials provided by […]

Nicola Sturgeon to decide today if Scottish schools will reopen full-time

Published by The Daily Record Scottish Government ministers will meet in Edinburgh today to make a final decision on whether to proceed with plans to reopen schools on a full-time basis in August. Nicola Sturgeon’s Cabinet will hear the latest evidence on virus infection rates across the country and take expert advice before signing-off on a way forward. p:nth-of-type(2)”,”sizes”:[[8,8]],”hideOnSensitiveArticle”:true,”relativePos”:”after”,”additionalClass”:”in-article”,”name”:”div-gpt-ad-vip-slot”,”type”:”VIP”}” […]

Almost 70 per cent of Scotland’s disadvantaged young people struggled to do any school work in lockdown

Published by Holyrood Magazine Written by Emily Woods Sixty-eight per cent of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people have been unable to do any school work in lockdown, a new survey has revealed, with pupils also struggling with anxiety, stress and impacted sleep patterns. The study has led to calls for schools to focus on young people’s […]

Three quarters of Scotland’s disadvantaged children unable to do any lockdown school work

The Herald and Sunday Herald

Published in: The Herald Scotland Written by: David Bol ALMOST three quarters of disadvantaged and care-experienced Scottish pupils have been unable to do any school work during the lockdown, a new study has revealed. The research by mentoring charity, MCR Pathways, also reveals that more than 40 per cent of pupils asked said they had […]

MCR Pathways Lockdown Survey: Listening To The Voices Of Our Young People

As we emerge from lockdown, now, more than ever, it is vital that we capture and listen to the voices of our young people. Through the Young Scottish Talent Programme, MCR supports care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in secondary schools across the country. Despite belonging to a group at high risk from COVID-19 disruption, these […]

Lockdown survey gives voice to Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people

Over 1,000 secondary school pupils across Scotland have shared their experience of lockdown in a survey with award-winning mentoring charity, MCR Pathways. Those surveyed were Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people for whom lockdown and home education was extremely challenging. The impact of both is now a major risk to their futures. Alarmingly, almost 70% of […]