Articles tagged with: families

Can our Parent Forum be the Parent Council?

Sports day at Cortachy Primary School

No summer would be complete without a school sports’ day and in this field Cortachy Primary School never fails. Not the sunniest Friday afternoon June could offer for the event this year but only grey clouds presented themselves to the gathering, and mercifully no rain.  It would require a great deal more to ever dampen […]

FOR PARENTS – PASS IT ON!

We’re getting towards the end of term and many members will be welcoming a whole new set of parents to your school. Whether they are P1 or S1 parents, we want to make it easy for you to share information about the benefits of SPTC membership with everyone. You can download a poster version of […]

Media issues for April

Higher Education Several colleges did not handle cuts in the number of senior staff during a major reform programme as well as they could have, according to the public spending watchdog (BBC News, 02/04/2015) Budget watchdog says Scotland’s further education colleges managed their finances and organisation well through the process of merging into bigger public […]

Involving and recruiting diverse parents – Aberdeen – CANCELLED

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information please contact the office at sptc@sptc.info or 0131 474 6199

Involving and recruiting diverse parents – Falkirk

The session should give you lots of ideas on how to reach parents who are not as involved as they could be due to different barriers: along the way we will answer some of your questions and might even bust a few of the myths surrounding parental involvement. Our session ‘Engaging and recruiting diverse parents’ […]

Focus on Communications – Bonnyrigg

For more information about this session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers […]

Scottish Learning Festival 2014 – Raising achievement and attainment for all

As you may know SPTC along with the National Parent Forum of Scotland held a stand at the Scottish Learning Festival. ‘Parents Connect’ was the first ever  dedicated stand for parents at the SLF. We met loads of parents who had questions about running their group as well as those who wanted to find out more about […]

19 Meaningful questions you should ask your child’s teacher

Edutopia published this article in August all about questions that parents can ask their child’s teacher in order to better clarify what’s happening in the classroom. We applaud any effort to close the gap between parent and classroom however we feel that some of the questions were worded from the perspective of an educational professional rather […]

Media issues for September 2014

Child Protection Postgraduate certificate from NSPCC Scotland and Stirling University wants to equip practitioners for the reality of their work. (Guardian, 01/09/2014) Religion SCOTLAND’S denominational schools would be given constitutional protection in the event of independence, an SNP Government minister has claimed. (Herald Scotland, 15/09/2014) Health A hundred schools across Scotland are attempting to drive […]

Parent Council Essentials – Aberdeenshire

For more information about the session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers […]

Media issues for August 2014

Exams  NEW school qualifications have been hailed a success after more than a year of upheaval in the classroom, although pass rates at Higher and Advanced Higher have fallen. (Herald Scotland, 05/08/2014) TENS of thousands of school students across Scotland will receive their exam results today, with the pass rate falling slightly for the first time in […]

PACE – Parents against child sexual exploitation

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Involvement of non-resident parents in their children’s education

Children in Scotland is currently funded by the Equalities Unit of the Scottish Government, aimed at achieving ‘equal parenting’ with particular emphasis on the role of fathers in families. Families Need Fathers Scotland (FNFS) is a social care organisation which helps parents whose children’s relationship with them is under threat. We offer information, advice and […]

Media issues for July 2014

Exams Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research. (BBC, 25/07/2014) DOZENS of schools across Scotland are delaying introducing new Highers in popular school subjects for another year, it emerged yesterday. (Scotsman, 26/07/2014) Young people across Scotland will sit a “confusing” patchwork […]

Growing Up in Scotland Conference – New Findings 2014

Growing Up in Scotland is a research study commissioned by the Scottish Government. It aims to track the lives of thousands of children and families from early years to childhood and beyond.  GUS provides new information to help the Scottish Government and others develop policies and services for children and their families so that all […]

PVG for Parent Councils and PTAs – CANCELLED

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Media Issues for June 2014

Early Years Additional in-service day for primary teachers. (Scottish Government, 05/06/2014) THE cost of the Scottish Government’s flagship policy of providing childcare to disadvantaged two-year-olds has risen by 50 per cent, the education secretary revealed yesterday. (Scotsman, 05/06/2014) A FLAGSHIP policy to provide free childcare for the most ­disadvantaged two-year-olds from August this year is […]

Parent Council Essentials, Moray

For more information about this session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of […]