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Curriculum for Excellence

Secondary schools - useful websites

The following links are grouped into areas of information that parents might find useful when supporting their child's education.

Parental involvement

  • The Scottish Government guide Principles of Inclusive Communications provides information on communications and a self-assessment tool for public authorities - http://bit.ly/1LVdWD3
  • Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents - information on choosing a school and the placing request system - http://bit.ly/1layFKn
  • A guide for parents about school attendance explains parental responsibilities with regard to children’s attendance at school - http://bit.ly/1XUxblB
  • Guidance on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 provides guidance on the act for education authorities, Parent Councils and others - http://bit.ly/1LVeetx
  • Parentzone provides information and resource for parents and Parent Councils

School ethos

  • Health and wellbeing guidance on healthy living for local authorities and schools - http://bit.ly/1Qj98dS
  • Building Curriculum for Excellence Through Positive Behaviour and Relationships outlines the Scottish Government’s priority actions around positive behaviour in schools and is also a source of support - http://bit.ly/1RBzx4Y
  • Scottish Catholic Education Service’s resource ‘This is Our Faith’ which supports the teaching and learning of Catholic religious education.

Curriculum

Transitions

  • Career Information, Advice and Guidance in Scotland: A Framework for Service Redesign and Improvement provides guidance on career information, advice and guidance strategy - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/11110615/0
  • The Additional support for learning page provides links to relevant legislation and guidance, including the arrangements that should be in place to support pupils with additional support needs
  • Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice includes specific requirements on education authorities and others under the new legislation in relation to transition - http://bit.ly/1PsoBHC
  • Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning
  • Parenting Across Scotland offers support to children and families in Scotland

Support for Pupils

  • The Education Scotland Additional support for learning page provides links to relevant legislation and guidance, including the arrangements that should be in place to support pupils with additional support needs
  • Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice (Revised edition): provides Statutory guidance relating to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended) - http://bit.ly/1PsoBHC
  • Getting It Right For Every Child and Young Person, is essential reading for anyone involved or working with children and young people, including practitioners working in adult services with parents and carers

School improvement

School policies and practical information

Schools and local authorities should consider the most relevant school, local and national policies and include details or links for parents to sources of further information.  National policies, information and guidance can be accessed through the following sites:

 

Related content

  1. Curriculum for Excellence
  2. Secondary schools - useful websites
  3. Primary schools - useful websites