Welcome to Edition 21 of Community.
In today’s edition we have a range of wonderful community stories, as well as a spotlight on Police Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway.
It’s also Refugee Week, and there is an article in the bulletin today – we will also have posts on Refugee Week across our social media channels throughout the week.
Plans are well underway for Education Restart, and we know you will have many questions that you want answers to, so we have arranged for the opportunity for you to ask questions direct to our Director of Skills, Education and Learning, Gillian Brydson.
You can submit a question at www.supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/questions by Sunday (21 June), and Gillian will then pre-record her responses to your questions for broadcast on Wednesday, 24 June.
with the Director of Skills, Education and Learning Gillian Brydson, Director of Skills, Education and Learning and her team want to thank all of our parents and carers, children and young people, partners and staff for your continued patience as we keep learning at home.
Thanks also to everyone who answered our transport survey, this has helped us in the planning for safe school transport next term
We now know that the new term will start when we begin to welcome pupils back to school in August. There is now further information on this on our website, along with the new term dates. The Director has written to all parents to explain these next steps and your child’s headteacher will make the specific arrangements for each school.
Gillian said, “We appreciate that you may have many questions that you will want answers to, and although your early learning and childcare provider, school, or other setting will be able to answer many of these questions, so there is the opportunity to ask me questions direct.
You can submit a question at www.supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/ questions by Sunday (21 June), and Gillian will then pre-record her responses to your questions for broadcast on Wednesday, 24 June.
Please include your email address so that she can respond to you direct if more appropriate. It is important to recognise that we do not have all of the answers yet, however the Director will do her very best to respond to all questions.