Launch of landmark pupil participation project
Children in Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) have launched a landmark engagement project with school-age children to review and refresh the Professional Values section of the Teaching Standards for Scotland.
The project will gather children and young people’s views to identify how teachers should work to promote a positive learning environment for children and young people.
Announcing the project, Children in Scotland’s Head of Policy, Projects & Participation Amy Woodhouse said:
“We are delighted to be working with the GTCS to update the Professional Values section of the Teaching Standards. This is a milestone in terms of pupil participation and ensuring that young people have a chance to contribute to teachers’ development.”
As part of the work, which began on 2 February, schools and youth groups across Scotland will be surveyed and asked to contribute their views.
Teachers and youth leaders will be provided with age-appropriate resources they can use to work on with young people, and Children in Scotland will undertake direct consultation work with five schools.
The project follows the Scottish Government’s consultation on Provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill, which closed on 31 January.