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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 of...

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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

‘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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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

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...

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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...

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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

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

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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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...

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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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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

"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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Why young children need Play Not Tests
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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...

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News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

...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...

Attainment Education funding Poverty 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

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...

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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

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...

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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...

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"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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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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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....

ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

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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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...

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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...

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

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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

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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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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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,...

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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 of...

Curriculum for Excellence Education Education reform

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

Why young children need Play Not Tests
Children Education Scottish Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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...

Arts Education

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

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"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...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

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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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 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
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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...

Education

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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