The RSE and the Learned Societies’ Group on Scottish STEM Education (LSG) prepared a joint submission to Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee’s evidence session with Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney on Covid-19 and the re-opening of schools, which took place on 12 June 2020. Among the issues discussed by the response are the logistical challenges of re-opening schools post-pandemic; the delivery of socially distanced practical laboratory work; particular impacts on vulnerable children; and the risk of unconscious bias in alternative assessment methods.

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