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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

How can we support young carers in Education settings?

... How can we support young carers in Education settings? 13 Nov 2017 There’s lots we can do to improve experiences for school pupils who look after family members. Louise Morgan, who is leading an event on the topic next month,...


Children hold the key to the future of food justice and Education in Scotland

... Children hold the key to the future of food justice and Education in Scotland 19 Feb 2019 Mhairi Barrett is a PhD Gastronomy student, and a speaker at our national food conference, Biting Back: transforming food experiences for Scotland's...


Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families (FREE)

... Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families (FREE) When 04/06/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an...


Taking steps towards a more inclusive Education system

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive Education system 10 Jan 2018 Today is a significant day in the recognition of rights of children and young people with additional support needs, writes Cat Thomson As of today, 10 January 2018, the rights...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 25/11/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education is a vital part...


Postponement of Bill ‘opens way for more evidence-based Education approach’

... Postponement of Bill ‘opens way for more evidence-based Education approach’ Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, announced to Scottish Parliament today that the Education Bill would not be taken forward. In making the decision,...


Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 24/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) is a vital part of any...


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

... Pupils’ views in the spotlight, as exciting Education initiative gets underway   Children and young people will have more of a say in their Education, thanks to a new Learner Panel that has been launched today with Deputy First...


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

... Magazine / News: Education Recovery 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...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of Education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'

... Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of Education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and wellbeing must be at the heart of Education in Scotland and...


Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive Education announcement

... Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive Education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Inclusive Education should be more than just an aspiration

...Inclusive Education should be more than just an aspiration We need to better empower and equip schools to support children with additional support needs - and the new review of implementation offers hope, writes Sally Cavers The Scottish...


Food Education is on the menu as International School Meals Day 2019 launches

... Food Education is on the menu as International School Meals Day 2019 launches International School Meals Day (ISMD) 2019 has launched. This year's theme is 'Who makes my meal?'. ISMD aims to encourage children and young people around the world...


Supporting young carers in Education settings

...Supporting young carers in Education settings When 06/12/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Free member event Category Additional Support Needs About this event Young carers in Scotland have been reporting on the support they receive in...


The Education Recovery Youth Panel (October 2020-June 2021)

... The Education Recovery Youth Panel (October 2020-June 2021) Children in Scotland worked on a project with Young Scot in 2020-21: The Education Recovery Youth Panel. Impact of COVID-19 on Education COVID-19 has had a big impact on all of our...


NHS Education for Scotland Foetal Alcohol Harm E-learning Resource (2012)

...NHS Education for Scotland Foetal Alcohol Harm E-learning Resource This project ran during 2012. Children in Scotland developed the content for an e-learning resource with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Foetal Alcohol Harm. The resource...


Kindness is the key to the SSPCA’s Education activity

... Kindness is the key to the SSPCA’s Education activity 20 Oct 2020 Ahead of Bonfire Night – a stressful time of year for animals – Gilly Mendes Ferreira explains the role of the SSPCA in supporting schools in Scotland to nurture...


‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...is based on the views and evidence of young people it works with and comes ahead of today’s Education debate at Holyrood. Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Joint Interim Chief Executive and Head of Policy, Projects & Participation...

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News: First LGBT-inclusive Education resources launched

... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive Education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay,...

Education equality LGBT

National Theatre of Scotland launch new digital Education portal

... Magazine / News: National Theatre of Scotland launches new digital Education portal Posted 27 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Arts Education The new Educational channel will include resources to support teachers and...

Arts Education

Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-July 2021)

... Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-July 2021) Children in Scotland has been working with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and Intercultural Youth...


Young people to lead new diversity in Education participatory project

... Young people to lead new diversity in Education participatory project 16 October 2020 Children in Scotland is bringing together a group of children and young people to get involved in a new participatory project focusing on diversity in...

diversity Education General Teaching Council for Scotland

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to Education through Brexit

...Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to Education through Brexit 12 August 2020 This morning the Children and Young People's Panel on Europe sent a letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney asking...


Gaming and gambling Education and prevention with young people and families

... Gaming and gambling Education and prevention with young people and families When 30/04/2020 09:30 Where Inverness Type Free member event Category Update to our learning programme As part of our organisational response to the...


Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 28/08/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland...


E3-Early Years and Education

New resources for inclusive Education

... New resources for inclusive Education The European Agency for Special Needs in Inclusive Education (EASNIE) has published a series of reports aimed at promoting more inclusive Education across Scotland. The Agency is a platform for...


E2-Early Years and Education

School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair Education

... School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair Education 9 Oct 2017 It has been said many times, but needs repeating - the attainment gap cannot be closed by teachers alone, writes Jackie Brock The Scottish government’s overarching goal of...


An holistic approach to fair funding for Education

... A holistic approach to fair funding for Education 16 Oct 2017 Children in Scotland has called for a more holistic approach to Education funding so that money is targeted effectively and contributes to narrowing the attainment gap. In our...


A child-centred approach to resolving conflict in Education

... Our work Services Resolve A child-centred approach to resolving conflict in Education What is mediation in Education? By law, under The Education (Additional Support for Learning Scotland) Act 2004/09), local Education authorities...


E1-Early Years and Education

Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their Education

...Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their Education 7 December 2018   Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for...


25 Calls response: Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal Education. Let’s protect it

...Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal Education. We must protect it Responding to Call 6, Rosie Sumsion, MSYP for Helensburgh and Lomond, explains why a new Scottish Youth Parliament campaign is helping to...


25 Calls response: Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s Educational experience

... Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s Educational experience 14 Nov 2019 Listening, participating and sharing contrasting views are the keys to unlocking disputes in Education – to the benefit of young...


‘Involve us in decisions about our Education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

... ‘Involve us in decisions about our Education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report 24 June 2021 Children in Scotland has welcomed the findings of the OECD’s report on Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence as echoing...


Encouraging Creativity: Creative and critical thinking in early years Education

... Encouraging Creativity: Creative and critical thinking in early years Education When 03/05/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category About this event This course is designed to develop understanding of what creativity...


Voices Forum Meeting: considering inequalities in Education

... Voices Forum Meeting: considering inequalities in Education When 27/03/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Voices brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members to...


Supporting learners with autism in non-Education settings

... Supporting learners with autism in non-Education settings When 08/05/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Often we make assumptions about what children will ‘pick up’ and what needs...


Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved: Survey finds autistic children are missing out on Education

... Survey of 1,417 parents finds autistic children are missing out on fundamental right to an Education 25 September 2018 Pamela’s son, Kyle, is autistic. She said: “Kyle is only six but he’s already at his second school. The first school...

additional support needs ASN Autism School

Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food Education: give communities the keys to school kitchens

... Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food Education: give communities the keys to school kitchens By Donna Borokinni I've been working in the Glasgow community since 2005 and over the last five years I've observed food poverty...


Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...years ago we came to Scotland with a delegation of care providers and people responsible for Education. We were inspired by how you can have a common language. We are also interested in looking at Scotland’s approaches to inclusion – we...

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"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqXvZw9UDJQsQJrGdsQz6BJ99E5K530kq Educational Resource: https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/2944/fmqt-new-resource-final.pdf More information: Take a look at a range of...

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Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...will continue to work with partners to ensure that families have the financial support they need. Education: commitment must be matched by ambition and implementation “It is positive to see investment in teachers and support staff, particularly...

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Children, parents and teachers could pay price for testing policy

...it was revealed earlier this week that the Scottish Government had issued a letter to directors of Education, telling them that parents would not have the option to withdraw their children from the tests. The advice was informed by Scottish...

Education Parents School Tests

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, on schooling and childcare in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...robust account of Afro-Scottish, Black British and African Diasporic history through the national Education system. This would negotiate, rectify, and recognise those real-life events and contributions that continue to shape and support our...

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Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...and teacher judgement. Higher and Advanced Higher exams will go ahead, Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney told the Scottish Parliament. We welcome publication of the report by Professor Mark Priestley and in particular its...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

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

...missing school, for whatever reason, are still given the opportunity to learn. We recommended that Education Scotland commit to improve current digital Educational resources to support the remote teaching of Curriculum for Excellence, including...

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STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

...Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on strengthening the delivery of STEM Education, addressing gender stereotyping,...

Education

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

...Children in Scotland to carry out research as part of the consultation process to inform its STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The project involved a series of engagement activities with children and young people to gather their...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Messages around healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef

...he added. “It is as important as Maths, English and PE. There is a big deal about physical Education, which is great, but if they are doing an hour of physical Education then going to the chippy for lunch, it doesn’t matter. Young people...

Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent

...and educators. "We absolutely support a key message from our members about the importance of Education for prevention. “It is also crucial that the Delivery Plan places a clear emphasis on developing positive and trusting relationships...

Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

...in an already complex policy debate about the best ways of challenging poverty’s impact on Education and health. Children in Scotland’s FFF project was sparked by headteachers telling us about children and parents in their communities...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...air quality in locations where children live, learn and play: a school air quality monitoring and Education scheme should be introduced to measure air quality, educate children and families about this issue, and reduce children’s exposure to...

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

...by University of Strathclyde, brings together key policy makers and practitioners from across the Education sector with leaders and influencers from academia, business, arts, culture and leisure. The event is an opportunity to share knowledge,...

Attainment Education

Why young children need Play Not Tests
Children Education Scottish Schools

20,000+ club places available to children and families this summer as part of award-winning food project

...aim of contributing to tackling food poverty and its link to children’s health, wellbeing and Education. Aware of the pressures on families, particularly those on low income and in areas experiencing high levels of child poverty, FFF turns...

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The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated

...our pupils must be celebrated Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included in the framework of Scottish Education and delivered in the...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...Child Payment Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her...

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Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...discussing their experiences of returning to school after lockdown. Asked about their return to Education, the Inclusion Ambassadors presented a mixed picture of their success at settling back into school life. Some spoke highly of schools...

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Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

... The group, who met virtually last week, spoke positively about their return to face-to-face Education, with a particular emphasis on seeing friends, classmates and staff. In addition, they shared their ease with the safety measures that...

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Refreshed Professional Standards for Scotland's teachers

...Standards for Scotland’s teachers Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education New Professional Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional...

Education

News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support

...by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions A new proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum

...Schools Short-Life Working Group to improve autism awareness and training within schools and other Educational settings. Each measure announced in the action plan is a direct outcome of the findings from the ground-breaking Not Engaged, Not...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...could lead to positive changes in the areas of social security, livings standards, health and Education. Reconsidering the minimum age of criminal responsibility Since 2019, the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland has been 12...

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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...in school, has been published today.   The pledge pack, which is aimed at schools and other Education providers, encourages reflection on how young people with additional support needs are being supported and listened to in their setting....

ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

4 Jun 19 - Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families

24 Oct 18 - Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

25 Nov 19 - Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

28 Aug 20 - Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

06 Dec 17 - Supporting young carers in Education settings

30 Apr 20 - Gaming and gambling Education and prevention with young people and families

03 May 19 – Encouraging Creativity: Creative and critical thinking in early years Education

08 May 19 - Supporting learners with autism in non-Education settings


Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families (FREE)

Start date: 04/06/2019 09:30

... Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families (FREE) When 04/06/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an...


Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

Start date: 25/11/2019 09:30

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 25/11/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education is a vital part...


Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

Start date: 24/10/2018 09:30

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 24/10/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) is a vital part of any...


Supporting young carers in Education settings

Start date: 06/12/2017 09:30

...Supporting young carers in Education settings When 06/12/2017 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Free member event Category Additional Support Needs About this event Young carers in Scotland have been reporting on the support they receive in...


Gaming and gambling Education and prevention with young people and families

Start date: 30/04/2020 09:30

... Gaming and gambling Education and prevention with young people and families When 30/04/2020 09:30 Where Inverness Type Free member event Category Update to our learning programme As part of our organisational response to the...


Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism

Start date: 28/08/2020 09:30

... Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) Education in autism When 28/08/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland...


Encouraging Creativity: Creative and critical thinking in early years Education

Start date: 03/05/2019 09:30

... Encouraging Creativity: Creative and critical thinking in early years Education When 03/05/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Seminar Category About this event This course is designed to develop understanding of what creativity...


Voices Forum Meeting: considering inequalities in Education

Start date: 27/03/2019 09:30

... Voices Forum Meeting: considering inequalities in Education When 27/03/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Voices brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members to...


Supporting learners with autism in non-Education settings

Start date: 08/05/2019 09:30

... Supporting learners with autism in non-Education settings When 08/05/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Often we make assumptions about what children will ‘pick up’ and what needs...


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

Start date: 13/09/2018 09:00

...by University of Strathclyde, brings together key policy makers and practitioners from across the Education sector with leaders and influencers from academia, business, arts, culture and leisure. The event is an opportunity to share knowledge,...

Attainment Education


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

How can we support young carers in Education settings?

... How can we support young carers in Education settings? 13 Nov 2017 There’s lots we can do to improve experiences for school pupils who look after family members. Louise Morgan, who is leading an event on the topic next month,...


Children hold the key to the future of food justice and Education in Scotland

... Children hold the key to the future of food justice and Education in Scotland 19 Feb 2019 Mhairi Barrett is a PhD Gastronomy student, and a speaker at our national food conference, Biting Back: transforming food experiences for Scotland's...


Taking steps towards a more inclusive Education system

... Taking steps towards a more inclusive Education system 10 Jan 2018 Today is a significant day in the recognition of rights of children and young people with additional support needs, writes Cat Thomson As of today, 10 January 2018, the rights...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

Postponement of Bill ‘opens way for more evidence-based Education approach’

... Postponement of Bill ‘opens way for more evidence-based Education approach’ Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, announced to Scottish Parliament today that the Education Bill would not be taken forward. In making the decision,...


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

... Pupils’ views in the spotlight, as exciting Education initiative gets underway   Children and young people will have more of a say in their Education, thanks to a new Learner Panel that has been launched today with Deputy First...


Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive Education announcement

... Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive Education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Food Education is on the menu as International School Meals Day 2019 launches

... Food Education is on the menu as International School Meals Day 2019 launches International School Meals Day (ISMD) 2019 has launched. This year's theme is 'Who makes my meal?'. ISMD aims to encourage children and young people around the world...


Kindness is the key to the SSPCA’s Education activity

... Kindness is the key to the SSPCA’s Education activity 20 Oct 2020 Ahead of Bonfire Night – a stressful time of year for animals – Gilly Mendes Ferreira explains the role of the SSPCA in supporting schools in Scotland to nurture...


‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...is based on the views and evidence of young people it works with and comes ahead of today’s Education debate at Holyrood. Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Joint Interim Chief Executive and Head of Policy, Projects & Participation...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

Young people to lead new diversity in Education participatory project

... Young people to lead new diversity in Education participatory project 16 October 2020 Children in Scotland is bringing together a group of children and young people to get involved in a new participatory project focusing on diversity in...

diversity Education General Teaching Council for Scotland

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to Education through Brexit

...Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to Education through Brexit 12 August 2020 This morning the Children and Young People's Panel on Europe sent a letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney asking...


New resources for inclusive Education

... New resources for inclusive Education The European Agency for Special Needs in Inclusive Education (EASNIE) has published a series of reports aimed at promoting more inclusive Education across Scotland. The Agency is a platform for...


School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair Education

... School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair Education 9 Oct 2017 It has been said many times, but needs repeating - the attainment gap cannot be closed by teachers alone, writes Jackie Brock The Scottish government’s overarching goal of...


An holistic approach to fair funding for Education

... A holistic approach to fair funding for Education 16 Oct 2017 Children in Scotland has called for a more holistic approach to Education funding so that money is targeted effectively and contributes to narrowing the attainment gap. In our...


Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their Education

...Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their Education 7 December 2018   Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for...


25 Calls response: Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal Education. Let’s protect it

...Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal Education. We must protect it Responding to Call 6, Rosie Sumsion, MSYP for Helensburgh and Lomond, explains why a new Scottish Youth Parliament campaign is helping to...


25 Calls response: Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s Educational experience

... Don’t let a difference of opinion become a deciding factor in children’s Educational experience 14 Nov 2019 Listening, participating and sharing contrasting views are the keys to unlocking disputes in Education – to the benefit of young...


‘Involve us in decisions about our Education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report

... ‘Involve us in decisions about our Education’: core message from young people echoed by OECD report 24 June 2021 Children in Scotland has welcomed the findings of the OECD’s report on Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence as echoing...


Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved: Survey finds autistic children are missing out on Education

... Survey of 1,417 parents finds autistic children are missing out on fundamental right to an Education 25 September 2018 Pamela’s son, Kyle, is autistic. She said: “Kyle is only six but he’s already at his second school. The first school...

additional support needs ASN Autism School

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...years ago we came to Scotland with a delegation of care providers and people responsible for Education. We were inspired by how you can have a common language. We are also interested in looking at Scotland’s approaches to inclusion – we...

care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqXvZw9UDJQsQJrGdsQz6BJ99E5K530kq Educational Resource: https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/2944/fmqt-new-resource-final.pdf More information: Take a look at a range of...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...will continue to work with partners to ensure that families have the financial support they need. Education: commitment must be matched by ambition and implementation “It is positive to see investment in teachers and support staff, particularly...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Children, parents and teachers could pay price for testing policy

...it was revealed earlier this week that the Scottish Government had issued a letter to directors of Education, telling them that parents would not have the option to withdraw their children from the tests. The advice was informed by Scottish...

Education Parents School Tests

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, on schooling and childcare in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...robust account of Afro-Scottish, Black British and African Diasporic history through the national Education system. This would negotiate, rectify, and recognise those real-life events and contributions that continue to shape and support our...

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Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...and teacher judgement. Higher and Advanced Higher exams will go ahead, Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney told the Scottish Parliament. We welcome publication of the report by Professor Mark Priestley and in particular its...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

...Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on strengthening the delivery of STEM Education, addressing gender stereotyping,...

Education

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

...Children in Scotland to carry out research as part of the consultation process to inform its STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The project involved a series of engagement activities with children and young people to gather their...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Messages around healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef

...he added. “It is as important as Maths, English and PE. There is a big deal about physical Education, which is great, but if they are doing an hour of physical Education then going to the chippy for lunch, it doesn’t matter. Young people...

Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent

...and educators. "We absolutely support a key message from our members about the importance of Education for prevention. “It is also crucial that the Delivery Plan places a clear emphasis on developing positive and trusting relationships...

Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

...in an already complex policy debate about the best ways of challenging poverty’s impact on Education and health. Children in Scotland’s FFF project was sparked by headteachers telling us about children and parents in their communities...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’

...air quality in locations where children live, learn and play: a school air quality monitoring and Education scheme should be introduced to measure air quality, educate children and families about this issue, and reduce children’s exposure to...

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Why young children need Play Not Tests
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20,000+ club places available to children and families this summer as part of award-winning food project

...aim of contributing to tackling food poverty and its link to children’s health, wellbeing and Education. Aware of the pressures on families, particularly those on low income and in areas experiencing high levels of child poverty, FFF turns...

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Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...discussing their experiences of returning to school after lockdown. Asked about their return to Education, the Inclusion Ambassadors presented a mixed picture of their success at settling back into school life. Some spoke highly of schools...

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Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

... The group, who met virtually last week, spoke positively about their return to face-to-face Education, with a particular emphasis on seeing friends, classmates and staff. In addition, they shared their ease with the safety measures that...

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New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum

...Schools Short-Life Working Group to improve autism awareness and training within schools and other Educational settings. Each measure announced in the action plan is a direct outcome of the findings from the ground-breaking Not Engaged, Not...

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Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...could lead to positive changes in the areas of social security, livings standards, health and Education. Reconsidering the minimum age of criminal responsibility Since 2019, the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland has been 12...

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School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...in school, has been published today.   The pledge pack, which is aimed at schools and other Education providers, encourages reflection on how young people with additional support needs are being supported and listened to in their setting....

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A child-centred approach to resolving conflict in Education

... Our work Services Resolve A child-centred approach to resolving conflict in Education What is mediation in Education? By law, under The Education (Additional Support for Learning Scotland) Act 2004/09), local Education authorities...



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

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Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of Education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'
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... Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of Education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and wellbeing must be at the heart of Education in Scotland and...


Inclusive Education should be more than just an aspiration
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...Inclusive Education should be more than just an aspiration We need to better empower and equip schools to support children with additional support needs - and the new review of implementation offers hope, writes Sally Cavers The Scottish...


News: First LGBT-inclusive Education resources launched
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... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive Education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay,...

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National Theatre of Scotland launch new digital Education portal
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... Magazine / News: National Theatre of Scotland launches new digital Education portal Posted 27 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Arts Education The new Educational channel will include resources to support teachers and...

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Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food Education: give communities the keys to school kitchens
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... Call 18: Take the next step in participation and food Education: give communities the keys to school kitchens By Donna Borokinni I've been working in the Glasgow community since 2005 and over the last five years I've observed food poverty...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
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...missing school, for whatever reason, are still given the opportunity to learn. We recommended that Education Scotland commit to improve current digital Educational resources to support the remote teaching of Curriculum for Excellence, including...

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The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
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...our pupils must be celebrated Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included in the framework of Scottish Education and delivered in the...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
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...Child Payment Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her...

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Refreshed Professional Standards for Scotland's teachers
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...Standards for Scotland’s teachers Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education New Professional Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional...

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News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support
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...by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions A new proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a...

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4 Jun 19 - Gambling Education and prevention with young people and families
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