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Raising Attainment through parental engagement

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 12/06/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools. This workshop will draw on...


Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry

...Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry When 11/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising Attainment in...


Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works?

... Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works? When 11/10/2017 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category Getting it right About this event A seminar with Dr Val Corry We need Scottish education to deliver both excellence...


Raising Attainment through parental engagement

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 03/11/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Curriculum for Excellence About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools....


Raising Attainment through parental engagement

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 04/02/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training...


Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the Attainment gap, Children in...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap

... Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap When 13/09/2018 09:00 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category Please note that this event is now fully booked. If you would like...

Attainment Education

Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


Raising Attainment through parental engagement

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 21/01/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools. Using this as a backdrop,...


Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap

... Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap When 27/02/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category About this event Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising Attainment...


Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment

... Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment When 22/02/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Storytelling is highly effective in developing self-confidence, literacy and...


25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

...wellbeing” recognises the significance of wellbeing in relation to educational achievement and Attainment. Children and young people need the resilience to cope with the challenges life throws at them, they also need to value the importance of...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...across Scotland every single day. This could be as a result of poor mental health, low educational Attainment, children at risk of being taken into care or issues around dependency. So often there is one recurring, and near universal, theme in the...


A modest proposal

...or social services, of course: they just look tired, resigned and sad. But, as the poverty-related Attainment gap widens and mental health problems soar among children and young people, Scotland really must start taking early years...


Before and beyond

... Before and beyond To eradicate the poverty-related Attainment gap, we need to do better at tackling inequalities beyond the classroom in children’s earliest years, writes Claire Telfer Ridding Scotland of the poverty-related Attainment gap...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...people.” Education: questions over approach to inequality, ASN investment ‘vital’ “The Attainment challenge will continue with investment confirmed until 2022. Children in Scotland is yet to be convinced of the effectiveness of this...


Arts and minds

...in favour of other more traditional academic subjects. Is this something that the emphasis on Attainment in Scotland will improve or worsen? Sometimes arts subjects can be viewed as ‘soft’ qualifications – but what about the evidence...


Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year

... Browse our events From ACEs adversity and healing to raising Attainment, find a course for you Browse events Strengthening the children's sector Visit our staff pages to find out...

CPD events Learning training

25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...Commissioner Scotland in 2015 titled How pupil participation in school supports achievement and Attainment concluded that rights-based experiences and a good education cannot be easily separated; they are intimately connected in the lives of...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Call 22: Build wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued

...and excellence drive education in Scotland. They influence how we choose to close the Attainment gap, design the curriculum and empower teachers. They underpin how we try to get it right, for all young people. The foundation of...


Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start

...partnerships that share collective responsibility. The goal of reducing the poverty-related Attainment gap must be sustained. But broadening how this is achieved beyond schools is essential. Policy and practice must support the broad...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty

...from government and blame parents … but is there another way? Extending professional reach The Attainment Challenge has emphasised the importance of our education system in tackling disadvantage and enabling all of our children to realise...


Pupils’ views in the spotlight, as exciting education initiative gets underway

...education decision making results in fresh new perspectives and policy ideas while also improving Attainment significantly. “That is why the Scottish Government is committed to strengthening the voice of young people and empowering them to have...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...including the road to 2020 Workforce development and the workforce of tomorrow Education and Attainment Inclusion for all Health and wellbeing. Delegates learnt about and explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, and...


Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration

...we aspire to. Barriers relating to class sizes and the potential range of need in each class, the Attainment challenge sitting incompatibly alongside inclusive education, and a reduction in specialists who can provide additional input and advice...


Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by sustainability, innovation and social justice

...change in outcomes. Hopefully, this is an approach which will be seen in the Education Attainment Fund; it means people are innovating. To an extent, the Scottish Government’s hands are tied in improving the labour market for young...


In-house training: partnership event

...University Scotland do and the contribution they are making with partners to tackle the Attainment gap. Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (Feb 2019) Jointly hosted full-day seminar to provide an opportunity for leaders of...


In-house training: popular CPD themes

...focusing on the origins of mindfulness and how it can benefit children and young people. Raising Attainment Our learning opportunities bring new thinking and ideas for educators delivering Curriculum for Excellence. What delegates have...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

...confirm, by the time a child is eight years old, there is already a lag in their educational Attainment, compared to their peers, and this is a gap which only continues to widen as the child grows. We are therefore confronted by a...


Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)

...cause perspective and examined why a life-stages approach to outcome-based budgeting underpins the Attainment of a wellbeing economy. In light of NPF evidence that the wellbeing of children in Scotland is not improving fast enough, and in the...

budget community democracy economy Education equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...shortage of additional support needs teachers. Alison Johnstone commented: “We can’t close the Attainment gap until we address the crisis in children’s mental health”. The event concluded with discussion about sustainable funding for...


Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related Attainment gap Funding for councils to recruit 3,500 additional teachers and 500 classroom assistants Extension of free school meals to all primary...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate Attainment at school, criminal behaviour and substance abuse are not different problems; the root is the same and lies in the first 1000 days. A...


News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...plan misses the mark say teaching unions Posted 6 Oct, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...already been conducted on the impacts of learning and playing an instrument on young people’s Attainment and wider learning outcomes. But our emphasis will be on the wider holistic benefits of using music as much for wellbeing purposes as for...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the Attainment gap, breakfast provision must be both evidence-based and hunger-focussed, argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...significantly more highly than others”. The Scottish Government’s own summary statistics on Attainment describe passes at SCQF level numbers ‘or better’, for example. I would love to witness a real shift in recognition of achievements,...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

Pandemic as portal: challenges and opportunities revealed by the exams debacle

...The results announced on 4 August seemed to hit the sweet spot, showing both a modest increase in Attainment at all levels (it has been falling for the past four years) and also a narrowing of the so-called ‘Attainment gap’ between the most...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and Attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which SHE Scotland aimed to deliver workshops and projects to support a target number of 2020 girls and...


13 Sep 18 – Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap

27 Feb 19 - Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap

21 Jan 20 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement

04 Feb 21 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement

11 May 18 - Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry

03 Nov 17 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement

11 Oct 17 - Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works?

12 Jun 18 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement

22 Feb 19 - Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment

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Raising Attainment through parental engagement

Start date: 12/06/2018 09:30

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 12/06/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools. This workshop will draw on...


Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry

Start date: 11/05/2018 09:30

...Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry When 11/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising Attainment in...


Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works?

Start date: 11/10/2017 09:30

... Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works? When 11/10/2017 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category Getting it right About this event A seminar with Dr Val Corry We need Scottish education to deliver both excellence...


Raising Attainment through parental engagement

Start date: 03/11/2017 09:30

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 03/11/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Curriculum for Excellence About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools....


Raising Attainment through parental engagement

Start date: 04/02/2021 09:30

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 04/02/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training...


Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap

Start date: 13/09/2018 09:00

... Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap When 13/09/2018 09:00 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category Please note that this event is now fully booked. If you would like...

Attainment Education

Raising Attainment through parental engagement

Start date: 21/01/2020 09:30

... Raising Attainment through parental engagement When 21/01/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category About this event Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising Attainment in schools. Using this as a backdrop,...


Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap

Start date: 27/02/2019 09:30

... Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap When 27/02/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Seminar Category About this event Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising Attainment...


Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment

Start date: 22/02/2019 09:30

... Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment When 22/02/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Storytelling is highly effective in developing self-confidence, literacy and...



Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on Attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the Attainment gap, Children in...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related Attainment gap welcome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

...wellbeing” recognises the significance of wellbeing in relation to educational achievement and Attainment. Children and young people need the resilience to cope with the challenges life throws at them, they also need to value the importance of...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...across Scotland every single day. This could be as a result of poor mental health, low educational Attainment, children at risk of being taken into care or issues around dependency. So often there is one recurring, and near universal, theme in the...


A modest proposal

...or social services, of course: they just look tired, resigned and sad. But, as the poverty-related Attainment gap widens and mental health problems soar among children and young people, Scotland really must start taking early years...


Before and beyond

... Before and beyond To eradicate the poverty-related Attainment gap, we need to do better at tackling inequalities beyond the classroom in children’s earliest years, writes Claire Telfer Ridding Scotland of the poverty-related Attainment gap...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...people.” Education: questions over approach to inequality, ASN investment ‘vital’ “The Attainment challenge will continue with investment confirmed until 2022. Children in Scotland is yet to be convinced of the effectiveness of this...


Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year

... Browse our events From ACEs adversity and healing to raising Attainment, find a course for you Browse events Strengthening the children's sector Visit our staff pages to find out...

CPD events Learning training

25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...Commissioner Scotland in 2015 titled How pupil participation in school supports achievement and Attainment concluded that rights-based experiences and a good education cannot be easily separated; they are intimately connected in the lives of...


Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Pupils’ views in the spotlight, as exciting education initiative gets underway

...education decision making results in fresh new perspectives and policy ideas while also improving Attainment significantly. “That is why the Scottish Government is committed to strengthening the voice of young people and empowering them to have...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

...confirm, by the time a child is eight years old, there is already a lag in their educational Attainment, compared to their peers, and this is a gap which only continues to widen as the child grows. We are therefore confronted by a...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...shortage of additional support needs teachers. Alison Johnstone commented: “We can’t close the Attainment gap until we address the crisis in children’s mental health”. The event concluded with discussion about sustainable funding for...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate Attainment at school, criminal behaviour and substance abuse are not different problems; the root is the same and lies in the first 1000 days. A...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...already been conducted on the impacts of learning and playing an instrument on young people’s Attainment and wider learning outcomes. But our emphasis will be on the wider holistic benefits of using music as much for wellbeing purposes as for...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the Attainment gap, breakfast provision must be both evidence-based and hunger-focussed, argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK...


Pandemic as portal: challenges and opportunities revealed by the exams debacle

...The results announced on 4 August seemed to hit the sweet spot, showing both a modest increase in Attainment at all levels (it has been falling for the past four years) and also a narrowing of the so-called ‘Attainment gap’ between the most...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and Attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which SHE Scotland aimed to deliver workshops and projects to support a target number of 2020 girls and...



No results found.


No results found.


No results found.


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...including the road to 2020 Workforce development and the workforce of tomorrow Education and Attainment Inclusion for all Health and wellbeing. Delegates learnt about and explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, and...



No results found.


Arts and minds
post

...in favour of other more traditional academic subjects. Is this something that the emphasis on Attainment in Scotland will improve or worsen? Sometimes arts subjects can be viewed as ‘soft’ qualifications – but what about the evidence...


Call 22: Build wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued
post

...and excellence drive education in Scotland. They influence how we choose to close the Attainment gap, design the curriculum and empower teachers. They underpin how we try to get it right, for all young people. The foundation of...


Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start
post

...partnerships that share collective responsibility. The goal of reducing the poverty-related Attainment gap must be sustained. But broadening how this is achieved beyond schools is essential. Policy and practice must support the broad...


Call 2: Make it your business to tackle child poverty
post

...from government and blame parents … but is there another way? Extending professional reach The Attainment Challenge has emphasised the importance of our education system in tackling disadvantage and enabling all of our children to realise...


Inclusive education should be more than just an aspiration
post

...we aspire to. Barriers relating to class sizes and the potential range of need in each class, the Attainment challenge sitting incompatibly alongside inclusive education, and a reduction in specialists who can provide additional input and advice...


Call 11: We need an economy underpinned by sustainability, innovation and social justice
post

...change in outcomes. Hopefully, this is an approach which will be seen in the Education Attainment Fund; it means people are innovating. To an extent, the Scottish Government’s hands are tied in improving the labour market for young...


In-house training: partnership event
post

...University Scotland do and the contribution they are making with partners to tackle the Attainment gap. Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (Feb 2019) Jointly hosted full-day seminar to provide an opportunity for leaders of...


In-house training: popular CPD themes
post

...focusing on the origins of mindfulness and how it can benefit children and young people. Raising Attainment Our learning opportunities bring new thinking and ideas for educators delivering Curriculum for Excellence. What delegates have...


Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
post

...of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related Attainment gap Funding for councils to recruit 3,500 additional teachers and 500 classroom assistants Extension of free school meals to all primary...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
post

...plan misses the mark say teaching unions Posted 6 Oct, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
post

...significantly more highly than others”. The Scottish Government’s own summary statistics on Attainment describe passes at SCQF level numbers ‘or better’, for example. I would love to witness a real shift in recognition of achievements,...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

13 Sep 18 – Free event: Opening the school gates: building a culture of learning to tackle the Attainment gap
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27 Feb 19 - Leadership and learning: raising Attainment and closing the gap
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21 Jan 20 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement
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04 Feb 21 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement
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11 May 18 - Raising Attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry
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03 Nov 17 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement
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11 Oct 17 - Raising Attainment and closing the gap - what works?
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12 Jun 18 - Raising Attainment through parental engagement
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22 Feb 19 - Storytelling across the curriculum as a tool to raise Attainment
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