Articles tagged with: rights

Do we need a copyright licence to play music at our school events?

Do we need a PIPA test for our bouncy castle?

What do young people and their parents want from self-directed support?

I Want the Same As You: Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Scotland Act 2013 came into force in 2014. Self-directed Support enables adults and children and young people to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control […]

Scottish Child Law Centre membership

The Scottish Child Law Centre provides free expert legal advice and information on Scots Law relating to children and young people under the age of 21.  All advice and information are available to children, young people, their families, carers and external organisations  by telephone and e-mail. They receive over 5,000 enquiries per year for our free […]

SCCYP – What the Education Scotland bill means for children’s rights

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People has published a guide to the impact of the recent Education Scotland bill on children’s rights. This includes: Reducing outcome inequalities Gaelic education Free school meals Teaching staff Early learning and childcare You can read the full guide on the SCCYP website and can read our comment on the […]

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 […]

Children & Young People’s Act – consultation – February 2015

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is a wide-ranging piece of legislation, containing 18 parts and spanning policies that have developed over a number of years in relation to kinship care, care leavers, integrated services, pre-school education and GIRFEC. The government have launched a consultation on the statutory guidance for the Act – […]

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, […]

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

The Equal Opportunities Committee recently produced its ‘Fathers and Parenting’ report. This report followed its enquiry into the challenges fathers in Scotland continue to face in being as constructively involved in their children’s lives as possible. The briefing paper focuses on the obstacles faced by non-resident fathers in becoming and remaining involved in their child’s or children’s education. You can read the whole report […]

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 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 […]

Does additional support mean one-to-one support in class?

Buckhaven High School Cluster

Flushed with Success Round Table Event – June 2014

June 2014 Report by SPTC director Jeanna Brady. Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People helps young people understand their rights and to make sure those rights are respected. Their goal is for children and young people in Scotland to be as safe and happy as possible. Flushed with Success? is the Commissioner’s campaign for […]

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 […]

Lochgelly Cluster