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Food project partner Dalmarnock primary triumph in Herald Society awards

... Food project partner Dalmarnock primary triumph in Herald Society awards 2 Nov 2017 Dalmarnock primary has scooped a major award in recognition of its success offering meals and fun activities for local families as part of Children in...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...display and packaging of e-cigarettes, and implementing better education programmes within primary and secondary schools. Having identified vaping as a concerning area for discussion, Children in Scotland’s young people’s advisory...


Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...training process. Allison Barr, Chief Executive of Team Jak Foundation “I was a primary teacher before taking on my boy’s legacy, so I vowed that we would make sure we were fully trained, fully knowledgeable, and fully...


Making cyber security fun for children

...about the importance of cyber resilience. Sixty thousand books are being distributed to every primary 1 pupil in Scotland. Education Scotland is running a series of webinars, and these are reaching thousands of children. We developed the story...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...Payne, Senior Mediation Officer Alison manages the day-to-day service delivery and is the primary liaison and contact person for all referrals to Resolve “It’s great to be an independent listener for people and be able to offer them...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, were selected for how they celebrate the...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...school hours and away from school buildings; and counselling being available to children in primary and special schools. This incredible group of young people feels empowered to stand up for their rights and that reflects another cultural...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...week of term are Tamsin, a depute head teacher of a secondary school in East Kilbride and Rosie, a primary school teacher in Edinburgh Tamsin writes: The school holidays are of course a welcome and much anticipated break from the constant...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...is open to all publicly funded schools in Scotland. A winner will be awarded in the categories of primary, secondary and special schools. For the first time, an early learning and childcare category has also been introduced. Schools and early...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Statement) includes offering a free 12-month Membership to any organisation in Scotland whose primary focus is working with minority ethnic children and families.   We hope to remove some of the barriers that organisations may face, while...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...be offering a free 12-month Children in Scotland Membership to organisations in Scotland whose primary focus is working with minority ethnic children and families. We hope to remove some of the barriers that organisations may face, while also...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...weekly resources for teachers to hold a discussion about a topical issue. Differentiated into primary, Secondary and Colleges, the students can have an infomed, considered debate. They then vote on a question and leave comments. The real power...


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

...of common vernacular. I grew up around language like that. It has been two decades since I was in primary school, when my only introduction to what being gay meant was in the context of slurs. Consider the impact if a part of your identity,...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

...Scottish Government has already committed to delivering breakfast provision universally in all primary and special schools. This Christmas, as part of a package to alleviate the impact of food insecurity and to support the rights of children...


Death, grief and the UNCRC

...of the UNCRC: Not to be discriminated against (Article 2) The best interests of the child as primary consideration (Article 3) The child’s right to life, survival and development (Article 6) The child’s right to be heard (Article...


Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...as well as doing something creative, innovative and different. More than 40 schools, representing primary, secondary and specialist provision submitted applications. Each of the winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, demonstrated a...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Miller primary School and Langside Community Heritage

... Team Tenements- Miller primary and Langside Community Heritage 24 Oct 2018 "It's when someone is passing something on to you" As part of this project we are bringing together Miller primary School with Langside Community Heritage (LCH). Both...


Abbey Stone

...us in May 2024 as Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation Officer. Prior to this, she was a primary teacher with a particular interest in children's rights. By embedding rights within the classroom, Abbey ensured it was respectful and...

stone

Workshops AC24

...in schools. 1e Leading by Listening: A Playful Approach University of Dundee and Redwell primary School Room: Centenary Club The ‘Leading by listening through play’ framework will be presented during this workshop led by Dr Lynsey...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...since its inception in 2022. Prior to working in the Children's Human Rights field, he worked as a primary school teacher and across a range of education and freelance roles as well as completing the MA Education: Culture, Language & Identity...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...by Listening: A Playful Approach from University of Dundee in partnership with Redwell primary School | description Panel Discussion | 12:30pm Children’s Rights and AI: implications and opportunities for the future  Ken...


Ellen Morton

...joined Enquire as an Advice and Information Officer in January 2024. Prior to this she worked as a primary school teacher in Gaelic-medium education in Glasgow. She took a particular interest in supporting children with additional needs in...

morton

Insight - Issue 4

...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 Anti-Racism in Education Programme about the importance of embedding a meaningful...


Our history

...where and how children learn.  From 1999, the newly established Scottish Parliament became the primary focus. This included advocating for children’s rights and better provision for additional support for learning, leading in 1999 to the ASL...


Cutting the cost of the school day

...need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a primary-aged child – a total of more than £18,345 for children throughout their schooling. On a visit to Braes High School, the Education...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...incredible to see how far so many of them have come within the music industry. “Hit The Road's primary objective has always been to provide budding artists with a stepping stone into the world of professional music, helping those who may not...

Arts music scotland young people

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...for the benefit of nature. The programme can be adapted to fit with learners in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and to pupils with additional support needs. Nicola Davidson, Education and Learning Officer at Keep Scotland...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Sophie Elliott

...in Scotland in July 2023 as a Policy, Projects and Participation Officer. Prior to this, she was a primary school teacher with a specific interest in child-centred provision for young people with additional support needs. Before her career in...

elliott

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work

...TACT foster carer in Scotland since 2018 Fostering is my full-time occupation. While I am the primary foster carer, my wife (Ruth) and I are very much a fostering team. When we applied to foster, our son was a baby, but we knew we could...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...Government’s emergency budget review. Announcing the funding award during a visit to Murrayburn primary School, Edinburgh, where pupils have benefitted from the programme, the Culture Secretary said: “Music plays a vitally important role in...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds

...and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send their children to state primary and secondary school, according to new research from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Families in the UK need to find at least...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Coronation portrait project launched

...April. Click here to find out more and submit artwork: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/bbc-children-in-needs-royally-big-portrait/ Related content Young people encouraged to 'step into' cultural experiences, April...

Arts Children culture

Advice and Information Officer - Enquire

...to throughout their education. We are looking for an experienced and caring adviser whose primary responsibility will be responding to helpline enquiries. The right candidate will have excellent listening skills and be able to explain...


Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

...Whale', a new theatre production touring Scottish schools in February and March. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary classes, Maya and The Whale follows a young climate activist who comes face-to-face with a dying whale. Creator Hazel...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...deprived fifth of areas recorded in 2013-14. The significant poverty-related attainment gap for primary school pupils in Scotland has not closed over the past two decades. The pandemic has reversed any progress in closing a similar attainment...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

The family food shop in an ideal world

...what should be affordable is not matched by sufficient income. Food stigma at school  One of the primary questions on the shopping list relates to school lunches. The advisory groups recognised that school meals become a contentious issue as...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Pens at the ready

...bag Posted 17 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond art environment literacy reading Pupils in primary 1-primary 3 are invited to submit a design for the new Read, Write, Count bags as part of an exciting art competition run by the literacy...

art environment literacy reading

Investing in school libraries

...was launched by the Scottish Government in 2017. Available to all state run Scottish nursery, primary and secondary schools the fund supports creative and innovative projects within the school library sector. In 2022-23 funding totalling...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

Going hungry

...However, it also highlights concern over the slow progress to deliver free school meals for all primary 6 and primary 7 pupils and the lack of action on breakfast provision in schools. It states: “The cost crisis is soaring and economists...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

Women's cost crisis

...of women’s unpaid care to be approximately £77 billion per year, with women most likely to be primary caregivers for children, and 92% of lone parent families headed by women. Poverty rates are highest among lone parent families, and lone...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Further resources AC22

...diverse and inclusive settings This webinar delivered by Nuzhat Uthmani - Principal Teacher, primary & Founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland Practitioners Network, has been developed exclusively for Children in Scotland's...


Supporting working mothers

...small person #2 got the full benefit of a funded 1,140 hours of ELC. The nursery attached to our primary school expanded to fit the policy change, and the quality of care there was far higher than the private nursery. The downside was the...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Investment in Gaelic education

... improving facilities at Glasgow Gaelic School (£465,000) delivering a new classroom at Tong primary School on the Isle of Lewis (£54,000) developing education and community-led projects on Islay (£62,152). Secretary for Education and...

Education funding Gaelic Language Scots Scottish Government

Environmental design challenge

...of Source to Sea litter through an engineering-based design challenge. Open to pupils from primary 6 to S3 in the eight local authorities that comprise the West Partnership, teams can choose to look at ways of collecting litter that is...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Bereavement should be on the school curriculum

...a bereavement grant for those left in precarious financial positions after the death of a primary income earner. Click here to read the Growing Up Grieving report Related content Education in schools Fellowships open for...

Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...in their teaching activities. Founded in Scotland by Uthmani, the materials are aimed at a primary school audience in a Curriculum for Excellence framework, with guidance towards appropriate materials for older classes. Click here to learn...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families

...Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced an ambitious expansion programme which would see all primary school pupils in Scotland entitled to free school meals by August 2022. Currently, pupils in P1-P5, as well as children from families in...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Q&A with Lorna MacPhail

...the session? This workshop is aimed at headteachers, educational leaders, heads of department, primary and secondary teachers and anyone who is connected to educating children. I will aim to help school leaders and teachers think about how they...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

ADHD more likely for youngest in school year

...more than one million children were linked in order to study associations between age and ADHD in primary and secondary pupils. The research also considered the impact of holding children back in school. It accounted for pupils that were held...

ADHD Education Mental Health research School

Grant opens for families with young children

...2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications for the Best Start Grant School Age Payment, which will provide...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government


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Food project partner Dalmarnock primary triumph in Herald Society awards

... Food project partner Dalmarnock primary triumph in Herald Society awards 2 Nov 2017 Dalmarnock primary has scooped a major award in recognition of its success offering meals and fun activities for local families as part of Children in...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...display and packaging of e-cigarettes, and implementing better education programmes within primary and secondary schools. Having identified vaping as a concerning area for discussion, Children in Scotland’s young people’s advisory...


Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...training process. Allison Barr, Chief Executive of Team Jak Foundation “I was a primary teacher before taking on my boy’s legacy, so I vowed that we would make sure we were fully trained, fully knowledgeable, and fully...


Making cyber security fun for children

...about the importance of cyber resilience. Sixty thousand books are being distributed to every primary 1 pupil in Scotland. Education Scotland is running a series of webinars, and these are reaching thousands of children. We developed the story...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...Payne, Senior Mediation Officer Alison manages the day-to-day service delivery and is the primary liaison and contact person for all referrals to Resolve “It’s great to be an independent listener for people and be able to offer them...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, were selected for how they celebrate the...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...school hours and away from school buildings; and counselling being available to children in primary and special schools. This incredible group of young people feels empowered to stand up for their rights and that reflects another cultural...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...week of term are Tamsin, a depute head teacher of a secondary school in East Kilbride and Rosie, a primary school teacher in Edinburgh Tamsin writes: The school holidays are of course a welcome and much anticipated break from the constant...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...is open to all publicly funded schools in Scotland. A winner will be awarded in the categories of primary, secondary and special schools. For the first time, an early learning and childcare category has also been introduced. Schools and early...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Statement) includes offering a free 12-month Membership to any organisation in Scotland whose primary focus is working with minority ethnic children and families.   We hope to remove some of the barriers that organisations may face, while...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...be offering a free 12-month Children in Scotland Membership to organisations in Scotland whose primary focus is working with minority ethnic children and families. We hope to remove some of the barriers that organisations may face, while also...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 children have their say

...weekly resources for teachers to hold a discussion about a topical issue. Differentiated into primary, Secondary and Colleges, the students can have an infomed, considered debate. They then vote on a question and leave comments. The real power...


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

...of common vernacular. I grew up around language like that. It has been two decades since I was in primary school, when my only introduction to what being gay meant was in the context of slurs. Consider the impact if a part of your identity,...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

...Scottish Government has already committed to delivering breakfast provision universally in all primary and special schools. This Christmas, as part of a package to alleviate the impact of food insecurity and to support the rights of children...


Death, grief and the UNCRC

...of the UNCRC: Not to be discriminated against (Article 2) The best interests of the child as primary consideration (Article 3) The child’s right to life, survival and development (Article 6) The child’s right to be heard (Article...


Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...as well as doing something creative, innovative and different. More than 40 schools, representing primary, secondary and specialist provision submitted applications. Each of the winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, demonstrated a...

ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors


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Advice and Information Officer - Enquire

...to throughout their education. We are looking for an experienced and caring adviser whose primary responsibility will be responding to helpline enquiries. The right candidate will have excellent listening skills and be able to explain...



Abbey Stone

...us in May 2024 as Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation Officer. Prior to this, she was a primary teacher with a particular interest in children's rights. By embedding rights within the classroom, Abbey ensured it was respectful and...

stone

Ellen Morton

...joined Enquire as an Advice and Information Officer in January 2024. Prior to this she worked as a primary school teacher in Gaelic-medium education in Glasgow. She took a particular interest in supporting children with additional needs in...

morton

Sophie Elliott

...in Scotland in July 2023 as a Policy, Projects and Participation Officer. Prior to this, she was a primary school teacher with a specific interest in child-centred provision for young people with additional support needs. Before her career in...

elliott


Workshops AC24

...in schools. 1e Leading by Listening: A Playful Approach University of Dundee and Redwell primary School Room: Centenary Club The ‘Leading by listening through play’ framework will be presented during this workshop led by Dr Lynsey...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...since its inception in 2022. Prior to working in the Children's Human Rights field, he worked as a primary school teacher and across a range of education and freelance roles as well as completing the MA Education: Culture, Language & Identity...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...by Listening: A Playful Approach from University of Dundee in partnership with Redwell primary School | description Panel Discussion | 12:30pm Children’s Rights and AI: implications and opportunities for the future  Ken...


Our history

...where and how children learn.  From 1999, the newly established Scottish Parliament became the primary focus. This included advocating for children’s rights and better provision for additional support for learning, leading in 1999 to the ASL...


Further resources AC22

...diverse and inclusive settings This webinar delivered by Nuzhat Uthmani - Principal Teacher, primary & Founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland Practitioners Network, has been developed exclusively for Children in Scotland's...



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Miller primary School and Langside Community Heritage
post

... Team Tenements- Miller primary and Langside Community Heritage 24 Oct 2018 "It's when someone is passing something on to you" As part of this project we are bringing together Miller primary School with Langside Community Heritage (LCH). Both...


Insight - Issue 4
post

...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 Anti-Racism in Education Programme about the importance of embedding a meaningful...


Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a primary-aged child – a total of more than £18,345 for children throughout their schooling. On a visit to Braes High School, the Education...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...incredible to see how far so many of them have come within the music industry. “Hit The Road's primary objective has always been to provide budding artists with a stepping stone into the world of professional music, helping those who may not...

Arts music scotland young people

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
post

...for the benefit of nature. The programme can be adapted to fit with learners in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and to pupils with additional support needs. Nicola Davidson, Education and Learning Officer at Keep Scotland...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work
post

...TACT foster carer in Scotland since 2018 Fostering is my full-time occupation. While I am the primary foster carer, my wife (Ruth) and I are very much a fostering team. When we applied to foster, our son was a baby, but we knew we could...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...Government’s emergency budget review. Announcing the funding award during a visit to Murrayburn primary School, Edinburgh, where pupils have benefitted from the programme, the Culture Secretary said: “Music plays a vitally important role in...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds
post

...and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send their children to state primary and secondary school, according to new research from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Families in the UK need to find at least...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Coronation portrait project launched
post

...April. Click here to find out more and submit artwork: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/primary-school/bbc-children-in-needs-royally-big-portrait/ Related content Young people encouraged to 'step into' cultural experiences, April...

Arts Children culture

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

...Whale', a new theatre production touring Scottish schools in February and March. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary classes, Maya and The Whale follows a young climate activist who comes face-to-face with a dying whale. Creator Hazel...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...deprived fifth of areas recorded in 2013-14. The significant poverty-related attainment gap for primary school pupils in Scotland has not closed over the past two decades. The pandemic has reversed any progress in closing a similar attainment...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

The family food shop in an ideal world
post

...what should be affordable is not matched by sufficient income. Food stigma at school  One of the primary questions on the shopping list relates to school lunches. The advisory groups recognised that school meals become a contentious issue as...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Pens at the ready
post

...bag Posted 17 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond art environment literacy reading Pupils in primary 1-primary 3 are invited to submit a design for the new Read, Write, Count bags as part of an exciting art competition run by the literacy...

art environment literacy reading

Investing in school libraries
post

...was launched by the Scottish Government in 2017. Available to all state run Scottish nursery, primary and secondary schools the fund supports creative and innovative projects within the school library sector. In 2022-23 funding totalling...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

Going hungry
post

...However, it also highlights concern over the slow progress to deliver free school meals for all primary 6 and primary 7 pupils and the lack of action on breakfast provision in schools. It states: “The cost crisis is soaring and economists...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

Women's cost crisis
post

...of women’s unpaid care to be approximately £77 billion per year, with women most likely to be primary caregivers for children, and 92% of lone parent families headed by women. Poverty rates are highest among lone parent families, and lone...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Supporting working mothers
post

...small person #2 got the full benefit of a funded 1,140 hours of ELC. The nursery attached to our primary school expanded to fit the policy change, and the quality of care there was far higher than the private nursery. The downside was the...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Investment in Gaelic education
post

... improving facilities at Glasgow Gaelic School (£465,000) delivering a new classroom at Tong primary School on the Isle of Lewis (£54,000) developing education and community-led projects on Islay (£62,152). Secretary for Education and...

Education funding Gaelic Language Scots Scottish Government

Environmental design challenge
post

...of Source to Sea litter through an engineering-based design challenge. Open to pupils from primary 6 to S3 in the eight local authorities that comprise the West Partnership, teams can choose to look at ways of collecting litter that is...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Bereavement should be on the school curriculum
post

...a bereavement grant for those left in precarious financial positions after the death of a primary income earner. Click here to read the Growing Up Grieving report Related content Education in schools Fellowships open for...

Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...in their teaching activities. Founded in Scotland by Uthmani, the materials are aimed at a primary school audience in a Curriculum for Excellence framework, with guidance towards appropriate materials for older classes. Click here to learn...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families
post

...Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced an ambitious expansion programme which would see all primary school pupils in Scotland entitled to free school meals by August 2022. Currently, pupils in P1-P5, as well as children from families in...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

Q&A with Lorna MacPhail
post

...the session? This workshop is aimed at headteachers, educational leaders, heads of department, primary and secondary teachers and anyone who is connected to educating children. I will aim to help school leaders and teachers think about how they...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

ADHD more likely for youngest in school year
post

...more than one million children were linked in order to study associations between age and ADHD in primary and secondary pupils. The research also considered the impact of holding children back in school. It accounted for pupils that were held...

ADHD Education Mental Health research School

Grant opens for families with young children
post

...2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications for the Best Start Grant School Age Payment, which will provide...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government