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diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on diversity in Scottish Education (2020-2022)

... diversity in Scottish Education - Children and Young People's views on diversity and anti-racism approaches in Scottish Education September 2020 - May 2022 Children in Scotland worked with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...piece of the puzzle), there is also lots that communities themselves must do. Celebrating diversity through organising a local pride can have a massive impact. To encourage LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive in their local area,...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...the children’s sector. Saying that, we know children and young people’s voices and equality, diversity and inclusion will run through all aspects of the event.   We will be reaching out to people over the coming weeks to help deliver the...


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

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

... Race equality statement marks bolder approach to addressing equality and diversity 28 September 2021 Children in Scotland today publishes its race equality statement, following a year’s work examining how our commitments and standards...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...change being led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the education...


Vision through our values

...our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish. Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion is an overarching commitment that informs these values, which are to work in a way that’s Brave, Kind, Open and Fair, and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's sector.  We are acutely aware of how challenging things are for the children’s sector (and beyond) at the minute. We...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...eighteen months later, we in a position to share our progress.  Our Equalities and diversity Working Group has finished its current phase of activity and has brought together a report, which we have discussed internally with our...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...Education (TIE) on the chance for our young people to learn about and celebrate difference and diversity, and for LGBT young people to see themselves reflected in their learning. Since 2021, the implementation of the LGBT Inclusive Education...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Framework Revised teaching standards with specific mention of additional support needs and neurodiversity Additional support for learning now forms part of the Association of Directors of Education Scotland leadership programme. Too many...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...experiences of informal or formal school exclusion, care experience, challenges with neurodiversity, offending behaviour and/or trauma.   Put youth agency at its heart, informing planning and funding for good quality local hobby...


Equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy

...support.” Children in Scotland also welcomes the aim within the draft Strategy of improving the diversity of the mental health workforce and leadership, an important issue for many of the children and young people the organisation works with,...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...achievements in learning, we talk about exams. But this doesn’t recognise and celebrate the diversity of success. Exams are typically used to form a gateway to the next stage of higher or further education. Exam results may play an important...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...different? Changing our World members were rightly insistent that a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion was of overarching importance. That’s why it’s included in a new introduction which explains the purpose and meaning of...

board brave changing our world collaboration collaborative kind members open and fair Participation partnership values

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...children and children and young people with a visual impairment). This would encourage a wider diversity of applications to join the design panel and an increased range of applications. The fund was open for applications from 11 August - 13...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...equality statement We've reaffirmed our commitment to make progress on equality and diversity Click here to read Our membership offer Be part of the largest national children's sector membership...


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

...own project work and evidence. "The emphasis on trusting relationships, for example, links to our diversity in teaching project with the GTCS and Intercultural Youth Scotland, while focus on individual learners echoes calls made by the Inclusion...

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

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...a supportive and dynamic board of a national charity. As an organisation we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our work and, through this recruitment, will be seeking to bring people with diverse skills and backgrounds on to...

Board of Directors recruitment

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...training needs Click to browse training "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...training needs Click here to explore "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for more Magazine latest We produce...


Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...it makes our work and our working lives so much better. So last July our internal Equalities & diversity (Ethnic Minorities) Working Group was formed, involving representatives from across the whole organisation. We drew on advice and guidance...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

“We want to make art more accessible for everyone, especially young people”

...for everyone, especially young people. We want everybody to feel included in museums. We want diversity. We want more young people to make art too! Young people making art might help older people see what is going on inside a young person’s...


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

...seekers Scotland should be a country that welcomes people all over the world and appreciates the diversity of its society. Refugees must be provided with a safe and secure environment. We acknowledge that many areas that affect refugees and those...

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

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal

...cross-departmental working; and a participatory approach involving the public and the diversity of children’s voices. The report argues that the Scottish Government’s stated aims of improving wellbeing across society and...

budget budget process carnegie cattanach coronavirus covid dr katherine trebeck outcomes Participation radical systems change transparency Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting wellbeing budgets

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

...of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) with a new requirement to demonstrate promotion of equality and diversity with a range of neuro-development differences, including autism Inclusion of key areas of additional support needs in the revised GTCS...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...law, feminism and languages. She also enjoys working with youth engagement and tackling diversity. About the author Hope is 15 years old and lives in Orkney. She is currently the MSYP for Orkney Click to learn...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

...law, feminism and languages. She also enjoys working with youth engagement and tackling diversity. About the author Hope is 15 years old and lives in Orkney. She is currently the MSYP for Orkney Find out more...


From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

Ongoing lack of diversity in teaching

... Magazine / News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession Posted 31 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools The second...

diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated

... Magazine / Comment: The diversity of our pupils must be celebrated Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included...

diversity Education inclusion

Working with diversity

Insight - Issue 4

...in Scotland. In this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s...


Our history

Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...a working-class, dyslexic child on a council estate in west London, as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion in education. Click here to book your place Related content News: Thousands of books donated to families in...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Hannah Priest

...from work, Hannah is an avid book collector and reader who also enjoys experiencing the diversity of music and theatre that the area has to...

priest

Encouraging students towards digital tech

...commitment to addressing the alarming digital skills gap while also focusing on increasing diversity and inclusivity in the tech sector, a sector where women continue to be underrepresented, is key to everyone’s future success.  It is...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology

Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...terms   Use attendee’s preferred pronouns and explain what pronouns you use Consider diversity when planning case studies or examples. This could be through the names, pronouns, backgrounds (if relevant) and imagery of any people...


Investing in school libraries

...New funding for Scottish school libraries Posted 11 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice School libraries across Scotland...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

Restraint and seclusion in schools

...schools. We believe the Scottish Government’s proposed Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill also gives us the chance to change the law. We do not want to have to ask the question 'in safe hands yet?' again in another three...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Education in Schools Fellowships now open

...in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD July 6, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 New project to tackle racism in schools Feb 25, 2022 COMMENT We need to support schools to be...

Education

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 Comment Nuzhat Uthmani: The diversity of our pupils must be celebrated Aug 25,...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to things like racism, disability and neurodiversity for example. The event you are running with us is entitled Challenging Gender Stereotypes: How to change the narrative. What are you...

equality gender Inequality public health

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools

...mental health approach, as stigma and issues rise June 14, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 New rights focused badge for Scottish Scouts May 13, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support...

Education human rights rights

News overview

...here to explore our learning programme Podcast With episodes on topics ranging from diversity in teaching to the role of young board members, our podcast celebrates projects, best practice and leading lights in the sector. Click here...


Vision and values

Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton

...employees Posted 29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why supporting...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training

NTS launch digital education portal

...credit: Lament for Sheku Bayoh © Mihaela Bodlovic Related content Comment The diversity of pupils must be celebrated Aug 25, 2021 Podcast Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism Jul 7,...

Arts Education

Professional Standards for Teachers refreshed

...Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional support needs, digital literacies and Learning for Sustainability. The Professional Standards 2021 review, revise and...

Education

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...concerns, but it won’t change the fundamentals. That this parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an...

Magazine

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...50 years of universal connections East Kilbride Universal Connections Embedding diversity in the curriculum Nuzhat Uthmani, Global Citizenship Education Scotland Support for learning: support for you Enquire Enquire...


Podcast

...February 2022) Click here to access Previous episodes - 2021 Episode 13 - 'Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism' This episode, 'Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism', features Children in Scotland Digital...



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Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...piece of the puzzle), there is also lots that communities themselves must do. Celebrating diversity through organising a local pride can have a massive impact. To encourage LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive in their local area,...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...the children’s sector. Saying that, we know children and young people’s voices and equality, diversity and inclusion will run through all aspects of the event.   We will be reaching out to people over the coming weeks to help deliver the...


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

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

... Race equality statement marks bolder approach to addressing equality and diversity 28 September 2021 Children in Scotland today publishes its race equality statement, following a year’s work examining how our commitments and standards...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...change being led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the education...


Vision through our values

...our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish. Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion is an overarching commitment that informs these values, which are to work in a way that’s Brave, Kind, Open and Fair, and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's sector.  We are acutely aware of how challenging things are for the children’s sector (and beyond) at the minute. We...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...eighteen months later, we in a position to share our progress.  Our Equalities and diversity Working Group has finished its current phase of activity and has brought together a report, which we have discussed internally with our...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...Education (TIE) on the chance for our young people to learn about and celebrate difference and diversity, and for LGBT young people to see themselves reflected in their learning. Since 2021, the implementation of the LGBT Inclusive Education...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Framework Revised teaching standards with specific mention of additional support needs and neurodiversity Additional support for learning now forms part of the Association of Directors of Education Scotland leadership programme. Too many...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...experiences of informal or formal school exclusion, care experience, challenges with neurodiversity, offending behaviour and/or trauma.   Put youth agency at its heart, informing planning and funding for good quality local hobby...


Equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy

...support.” Children in Scotland also welcomes the aim within the draft Strategy of improving the diversity of the mental health workforce and leadership, an important issue for many of the children and young people the organisation works with,...


Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...achievements in learning, we talk about exams. But this doesn’t recognise and celebrate the diversity of success. Exams are typically used to form a gateway to the next stage of higher or further education. Exam results may play an important...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...different? Changing our World members were rightly insistent that a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion was of overarching importance. That’s why it’s included in a new introduction which explains the purpose and meaning of...

board brave changing our world collaboration collaborative kind members open and fair Participation partnership values

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...children and children and young people with a visual impairment). This would encourage a wider diversity of applications to join the design panel and an increased range of applications. The fund was open for applications from 11 August - 13...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...equality statement We've reaffirmed our commitment to make progress on equality and diversity Click here to read Our membership offer Be part of the largest national children's sector membership...


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

...own project work and evidence. "The emphasis on trusting relationships, for example, links to our diversity in teaching project with the GTCS and Intercultural Youth Scotland, while focus on individual learners echoes calls made by the Inclusion...

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

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...a supportive and dynamic board of a national charity. As an organisation we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our work and, through this recruitment, will be seeking to bring people with diverse skills and backgrounds on to...

Board of Directors recruitment

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...training needs Click to browse training "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...training needs Click here to explore "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for more Magazine latest We produce...


Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...it makes our work and our working lives so much better. So last July our internal Equalities & diversity (Ethnic Minorities) Working Group was formed, involving representatives from across the whole organisation. We drew on advice and guidance...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

“We want to make art more accessible for everyone, especially young people”

...for everyone, especially young people. We want everybody to feel included in museums. We want diversity. We want more young people to make art too! Young people making art might help older people see what is going on inside a young person’s...


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

...seekers Scotland should be a country that welcomes people all over the world and appreciates the diversity of its society. Refugees must be provided with a safe and secure environment. We acknowledge that many areas that affect refugees and those...

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

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal

...cross-departmental working; and a participatory approach involving the public and the diversity of children’s voices. The report argues that the Scottish Government’s stated aims of improving wellbeing across society and...

budget budget process carnegie cattanach coronavirus covid dr katherine trebeck outcomes Participation radical systems change transparency Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting wellbeing budgets

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

...of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) with a new requirement to demonstrate promotion of equality and diversity with a range of neuro-development differences, including autism Inclusion of key areas of additional support needs in the revised GTCS...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

First-hand youth engagement and behind the scenes planning: week two for our research volunteer

...law, feminism and languages. She also enjoys working with youth engagement and tackling diversity. About the author Hope is 15 years old and lives in Orkney. She is currently the MSYP for Orkney Click to learn...


Working on matters that are important to me has been so valuable: a week in the life of a research volunteer

...law, feminism and languages. She also enjoys working with youth engagement and tackling diversity. About the author Hope is 15 years old and lives in Orkney. She is currently the MSYP for Orkney Find out more...


From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism


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Hannah Priest

...from work, Hannah is an avid book collector and reader who also enjoys experiencing the diversity of music and theatre that the area has to...

priest


Our history

Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...terms   Use attendee’s preferred pronouns and explain what pronouns you use Consider diversity when planning case studies or examples. This could be through the names, pronouns, backgrounds (if relevant) and imagery of any people...


News overview

...here to explore our learning programme Podcast With episodes on topics ranging from diversity in teaching to the role of young board members, our podcast celebrates projects, best practice and leading lights in the sector. Click here...


Vision and values

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...50 years of universal connections East Kilbride Universal Connections Embedding diversity in the curriculum Nuzhat Uthmani, Global Citizenship Education Scotland Support for learning: support for you Enquire Enquire...


Podcast

...February 2022) Click here to access Previous episodes - 2021 Episode 13 - 'Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism' This episode, 'Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism', features Children in Scotland Digital...



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Ongoing lack of diversity in teaching
post

... Magazine / News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession Posted 31 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools The second...

diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
post

... Magazine / Comment: The diversity of our pupils must be celebrated Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included...

diversity Education inclusion

Working with diversity
attachment
Insight - Issue 4
post

...in Scotland. In this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
post

...a working-class, dyslexic child on a council estate in west London, as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion in education. Click here to book your place Related content News: Thousands of books donated to families in...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Encouraging students towards digital tech
post

...commitment to addressing the alarming digital skills gap while also focusing on increasing diversity and inclusivity in the tech sector, a sector where women continue to be underrepresented, is key to everyone’s future success.  It is...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology

Investing in school libraries
post

...New funding for Scottish school libraries Posted 11 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice School libraries across Scotland...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...schools. We believe the Scottish Government’s proposed Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill also gives us the chance to change the law. We do not want to have to ask the question 'in safe hands yet?' again in another three...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

Education in Schools Fellowships now open
post

...in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD July 6, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 New project to tackle racism in schools Feb 25, 2022 COMMENT We need to support schools to be...

Education

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 Comment Nuzhat Uthmani: The diversity of our pupils must be celebrated Aug 25,...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
post

...a society we still have a long way to go when it comes to things like racism, disability and neurodiversity for example. The event you are running with us is entitled Challenging Gender Stereotypes: How to change the narrative. What are you...

equality gender Inequality public health

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
post

...mental health approach, as stigma and issues rise June 14, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 New rights focused badge for Scottish Scouts May 13, 2022 Councils urged to keep Additional Support...

Education human rights rights

Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton
post

...employees Posted 29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why supporting...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training

NTS launch digital education portal
post

...credit: Lament for Sheku Bayoh © Mihaela Bodlovic Related content Comment The diversity of pupils must be celebrated Aug 25, 2021 Podcast Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism Jul 7,...

Arts Education

Professional Standards for Teachers refreshed
post

...Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional support needs, digital literacies and Learning for Sustainability. The Professional Standards 2021 review, revise and...

Education

“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
post

...concerns, but it won’t change the fundamentals. That this parliament better reflects the diversity of the Scottish population, in terms of race, gender and disability, gives me hope that the decisions it makes will be more grounded in an...

Magazine