THE rector of Beath High is “looking forward” to opening the school again but says there’ll still be a need for pupils to be taught at home.

Steve Ross also reassured parents and carers that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop their children achieving their “true potential”.

He sent a letter with an update about home learning and said: “You will no doubt have heard that the Scottish Government expect schools to operate in a very different manner once we re-open, to ensure social distancing and prevent spreading the virus.

“It’s likely we will have a blend of direct teaching and home learning.

“We’re very much looking forward to opening Beath again and I want to reassure you that no matter what constraints are in place, we will ensure that all our young people achieve their true potential.

“Whatever our ‘new normal’ may be, we will make it work for all our youngsters.”

Mr Ross informed them that 300 learning packs have been delivered to S1, S2 and S3 pupils “so please don’t hesitate to ask for that help if you need it”.

His letter also said that the focus of learning for different year groups was changing.

It began last Wednesday (May 13): S1 pupils – Continue with the current chosen subjects and courses chosen until the summer break; S2 – Move to the courses chosen for S3; S3 – No change as the seven subjects continue into next year as planned; S4 – Move to the courses chosen for S5; S5 – Move to the courses chosen for S6; S6 – Focus on transition to work / further / higher education.

The rector said teachers have made the new home learning for S2, S4 and S5 available through the online platforms. Parents and carers can ask questions and seek more information by emailing