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Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

... Education reform: ‘We need to learn from research and practice" 30 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the benefits...

Curriculum for Excellence Education Education reform

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

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

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading Education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading Education reforms, with focus on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the early years and meeting...

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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

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

‘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

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...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

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...

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

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...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

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

Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
budget community democracy economy Education equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

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...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

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

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...

Education Food food poverty Health

Why young children need Play Not Tests
Children Education Scottish Schools

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

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

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

"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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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

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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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

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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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

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...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials

...fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education Education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the SQA to be replaced as the authority...

Covid-19 Education Education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

Comment: Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated

...Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Posted 3 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education literacy reading World Book Day As children across the country celebrate World Book Day, Abi Baross (pictured)...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

News: New project to tackle racism in schools

...tackle racism in schools Posted 25 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. anti-racism Education racism A new project will support young people to lead a campaign of change, embedding race equality and anti-racism within the...

anti-racism Education racism

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity

...running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach

...to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a return to remote learning as teaching absences...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

... Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has urged for a...

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News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC

...meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union leaders have called for...

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News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

...donated to families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to families supported by Home-Start Scotland to encourage...

Early years Education Families reading

News: 500 new BSL signs added to make tech sector more inclusive

...inclusive tech sector Posted 30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language signs have been created for terms related to digital technology...

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Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental health support in all schools across Scotland

...schools to become mentally healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young...

Education Mental Health

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools

...9 February 2022, by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology Computing Science in schools will benefit from government funding and a new...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

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

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

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like

...pupil support in Scotland should look like 18 May 2022 Children in Scotland is working with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government to build knowledge and influence practice development around support for young people with additional...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

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: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

...Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools

...strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean air flow in schools has led to calls for the Scottish Government to commit...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...Scottish schools and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike

...Testing is failing pupils and teachers' Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education The Scottish National Standardised Assessments don't read well or add up, writes Andrea Bradley (pictured) It was recently revealed the...

Education

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts

...ventilation issues as term starts Posted 11 Jan, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to classrooms, schools are experiencing high levels of teacher and pupil...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

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...

diversity Education inclusion


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 reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

... Education reform: ‘We need to learn from research and practice" 30 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the benefits...

Curriculum for Excellence Education Education reform

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

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading Education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading Education reforms, with focus on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the early years and meeting...

additional support for learning Children's rights Early years Education Education reform inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors learners report

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

‘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

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...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

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...

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

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...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

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

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

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...

Education Food food poverty Health

Why young children need Play Not Tests
Children Education Scottish Schools

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

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

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

"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

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

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...

anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

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

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

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

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...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like

...pupil support in Scotland should look like 18 May 2022 Children in Scotland is working with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government to build knowledge and influence practice development around support for young people with additional...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education


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

... 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

News: First LGBT-inclusive Education resources launched
post

... 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
post

... 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

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

...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...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

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

...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...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials
post

...fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education Education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the SQA to be replaced as the authority...

Covid-19 Education Education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

Comment: Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
post

...Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Posted 3 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education literacy reading World Book Day As children across the country celebrate World Book Day, Abi Baross (pictured)...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
post

...from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

News: New project to tackle racism in schools
post

...tackle racism in schools Posted 25 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. anti-racism Education racism A new project will support young people to lead a campaign of change, embedding race equality and anti-racism within the...

anti-racism Education racism

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
post

...running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach
post

...to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a return to remote learning as teaching absences...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

... Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council elections last week, the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has urged for a...

additional support for learning ASN Education

News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
post

...meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the Easter break, trade union leaders have called for...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

...donated to families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to families supported by Home-Start Scotland to encourage...

Early years Education Families reading

News: 500 new BSL signs added to make tech sector more inclusive
post

...inclusive tech sector Posted 30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language signs have been created for terms related to digital technology...

accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology

Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental health support in all schools across Scotland
post

...schools to become mentally healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young...

Education Mental Health

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools
post

...9 February 2022, by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology Computing Science in schools will benefit from government funding and a new...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

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

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

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

Refreshed Professional Standards for Scotland's teachers
post

...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: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

...Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools
post

...strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean air flow in schools has led to calls for the Scottish Government to commit...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
post

...Scottish schools and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike
post

...Testing is failing pupils and teachers' Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education The Scottish National Standardised Assessments don't read well or add up, writes Andrea Bradley (pictured) It was recently revealed the...

Education

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts
post

...ventilation issues as term starts Posted 11 Jan, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to classrooms, schools are experiencing high levels of teacher and pupil...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
post

...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...

diversity Education inclusion