Articles tagged with: learning

Cabinet Secretary publishes Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: A Delivery Plan for Scotland – 28 June 2016

John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary, has today published his plan for the future of our education system. It’s hot off the press – have a read and we will too! No doubt there will be lots of discussion about it over the coming weeks and months – look forward to hearing your views. Delivering Excellence and […]

Parents Make Their Voices Heard on Standardised Assessment , 4 January 2016

SPTC asked its Parents Voice survey group for their thoughts on the Government’s Draft National Improvement Framework for education, which puts specific responsibilities on parents and carers and, importantly, reintroduces standardised assessment of pupils. 265 people responded: overall, 29.3% of respondents agree with the principle of standardised assessment while 49.3% have mixed feelings. 16.4% disagree […]

Open Day at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is holding an open day on Sunday 20 September for the Transitions 20/40 programme. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s ground-breaking Transitions 20/40 Programme plays a vital role in supporting people from key postcode areas to explore their potential in the performing and production arts by being part of RCS classes […]

Parents Connect at Scottish Learning Festival 2015

This year SPTC will again be part of our Parents Connect stand at the Scottish Learning Festival along with NPFS, the Scottish Government and Education Scotland, plus some guest organisations The festival takes place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on 23 and 24 September. It’s totally free to register and you can see the […]

Oy, leave those kids alone!

We were fortunate enough to have Judith Hackitt, Chair of Health and Safety Executive, write this blog post for our website about the importance of play for children. Judith has written previously on the subject of young people and risk, you can find this on the HSE website. The Health and Safety Executive works to […]

A guide to the SCQF for parents and carers

If your child is studying SQA qualifications, the chances are you’ll have heard about the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). SCQF (with the help of SPTC!) have produced this guide specifically for parents and carers. This guide will help you match up your child’s qualification or outside study to the relevant SCQF level. A guide […]

Media Issues for August

School meals Do children go hungry in the school holidays? (BBC News, 03/08/2015) Benefit cuts mean this summer holiday has been even more hungry than usual (Guardian, 05/08/2015) PARENTS and carers of city pupils have ruled out any move to close or cut the number of breakfast clubs in schools. (Herald Scotland, 26/08/2015) Exam results […]

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 […]

New performance data available on Parentzone

Today new information on performance of leavers from S4-S6 has been added to the Parentzone Scotland website this year, in line with the ongoing implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. The new information covers five areas: initial leavers destinations attainment in literacy and numeracy of school leavers attainment in context of deprivation by SIMD quintile for […]

Media issues for January 2015

Employment £145,000 Scottish Government support to help young people into jobs (Scottish Government, 02/01/2015) Nicola Sturgeon may have taken Scotland’s highest political office but in other industries women are struggling. Julia Belgutay asks what education can do to bridge the gender divide (TESS, 09/01/2015) A new programme to help women from ethnic minority backgrounds in […]

Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) Ambassador’s Conference – September 2014

September 2014 On 29 September the Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) held its Ambassador’s Conference at the Playfair Library, Edinburgh. SCEN was founded in 2006 with the aim of bringing together organisations and individuals with an interest in promoting the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. The theme of the conference was ‘Chinese: […]

Glenrothes High School Cluster

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 and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Media issues for October 2014

Higher Education Undergraduates and employers reap benefits, says Alastair Sim. (Scotsman, 02/10/2014) A GROUNDBREAKING initiative to teach Advanced Highers to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds at a university hub rather than school has been backed by the Education Secretary. (Herald Scotland, 02/10/2014) EDINBURGH is the highest at 36th in the world, followed by Glasgow at 94, […]

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 […]

Glenwood Cluster

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 and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Auchmuty Cluster

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 and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Dunfermline Cluster

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 and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Parent Council Essentials

For more information about this event please click here Parent Council Essentials is suitable for both new and more experienced Parent Council members. It is a whistle-stop tour of the role and responsibilities of Parent Councils – how they work, what they can get involved in. The session will give you lots of ideas for […]

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 […]