Many thanks to all who responded to our calls for evidence, 1281 responses were received from parens, 461 from parent councils and 96 from professionals working within the field of education. Below are links to all the submitted responses where consent has been given to share the response: Parents:PI Survey Parent Responses.xls Parent Councils: PI Survey […]
We were recently asked by the Assessment and Qualifications Working Group at Scottish Government to gather evidence on parental perceptions of the National 4 Qualification. You can read our submission here: N4s pdf
Over the past few months the Education and Skills Committee has been looking a lot at school education. They have asked lots of people for their views on Additional Support Needs and, because of what they have heard, they want to do some more work on this issue. A child or young person is said to have additional […]
NPFs recently submitted evidence to the informal consultation on Religious observance in schools. You can read our responses here: RO
The Care Inspectorate recently requested evidence from NPFS in relation to the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1140 hours. You can read our response here: Care Inspectorate
The National Care Standards help everyone understand what they have a right to expect when they access health and social care services. They also help services understand and meet the quality and standards of care which they should provide. In 2014, the Scottish Government launched a consultation seeking views on the approach and scope of […]
The Government recently consulted on their approach to delivering a high quality Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training offering, across the education system. The draft STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland has two aims: 1. To improve levels of STEM enthusiasm, skills, and knowledge in order to raise attainment and aspirations in learning, […]
We recently held a parents focus group in Dumfries and Galloway to gather opinions on the Governance Review. If you’d like to add your thoughts feel free to drop us an email on email@example.com Questions considered at the group can be found here
The Enterpise and Skills Review want to hear your views to ensure that Scottish Government and public agencies are delivering the joined-up support that our young people, universities, colleges and businesses need. If you have a spare few minutes to fill in their survey you can find it here. The National Parent Forum will be submitting […]
This NPFS focus group with Primary school parents, covered all aspects of their child’s education to inform the Review of the Parental Involvement Act and the Governance Review consultation. The full report can bet read here : npfs-primary-focus-groups-key-messages-17-nov-2016-final.
NPFS undertook research with 65 young people about their views on assessment and reporting. Key findings include: Pupils need greater clarity and understanding of assessment, buy cialis and how the various types of assessment link to create a full picture of a pupil’s progress; Pupils should be more involved in the reporting process; Involving pupils in […]
Parents, come along to the Scottish Government’s discussion events on the National Improvement Framework. What will the Framework mean for pupils, parents and schools? What will the new standardised assessments involve? How can parents have their say? To discuss these and other questions, register now – places are likely to fill up fast! The draft Framework can be found […]
In April 2015 NPFS held a focus group to discuss whether CfE is achieving its ambitions. The results of this were fed into the CfE management board report as well as to the OECD. The report can be read by clicking the image above.
On May 26th NPFS held a focus group to explore parents’ experiences of the new National 4 and 5 exams and new Highers qualifications, in the second year of Nationals and the first year of new Highers. The report can be read by clicking the image above. The report will inform our work and meetings […]
Are you the parent or carer of a child in S4, S5 or S6? If so, we’d like to invite you to attend a focus group taking place in Glasgow on 26th May. The purpose is to hear about the experiences of you and of your child this school session 2014/15. We are very interested in […]
As part of its work on educational attainment, viagra the Education and Culture Committee has been looking at how parents and schools can work together to raise all pupils’ attainment, try particularly those who attainment is lowest. Written evidence to the Committee was submitted and our Chair, remedy Iain Ellis appeared to give evidence […]
Following our focus group in conjunction with the Commission for Childcare Reform, viagra in January we gathered further views through a web survey. The combined report can be read by clicking below.
In February and March of this year we conducted an online survey of parents of children with Additional Support Needs. The report of the survey responses can be found by clicking below.
NPFS has launched a web survey for parents of children with additional support needs. We are particularly interested in hearing about changes to the provision of additional support for learning. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. Please circulate to anyone who you think may be interested. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2MSQ3YX
The Scottish Government want to make Scotland as successful as possible and see language capability as an important part of this success. This means that it is important that young people are attracted to learning languages, and that they become confident and competent linguists, well equipped with the skills and capacities needed in the new […]
During Autumn 2013 the National Parent Forum of Scotland held two focus groups to consider the current information in the Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice and how children, young people and their parents could be successfully involved in education and learning. It was specifically about those issues that are of particular significance to parents with children with […]
Parents at National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) Focus Groups and events have been telling us that they wanted more information that explained the stages and progression through Curriculum for Excellence. We are pleased that the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, ask Michael Russell, buy cialis is listening to parents and responding. The […]
The report is now available here: Rocket Science report of parent focus group Hamilton 041212 FINAL v2
Our Let’s Talk resource is now available here: Let’s Talk resource
Schools IT excellence group set up Experts consider digital communications for pupils Education Secretary Michael Russell has appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Muffy Calder to convene an ICT Excellence Group to consider the future development of the schools’ intranet ‘Glow’. The new ICT excellence group will draw on the experience and expertise of end-users, […]
Below is the link to the Publication of the Languages Working Group Report and Recommendations, check of which I had the pleasure of playing an active part, try whilst representing NPFoS http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/18094509/2 Carol Snow NPFS Member East Lothian
The National Parent Forum of Scotland is hosting a focus group for interested parties in the above consultation. It is proposed to discuss the consultation with Patricia McDonald of the SQA and she will answer any questions etc about the implications of the changes being consulted on. The focus group will be held on Thursday, […]
Equality Act Consultation The SQA are seeking views on proposals for exercising powers under the Equality Act 2010 for specifying and publishing where adjustments for disabled candidates should not be made. SQA must ensure that adjustments that can be made are appropriate and fair and do not undermine the value and integrity of the qualification. […]
Dear Colleagues Happy to advise of a forthcoming consultation on the reform of Tribunals in Scotland which will affect the ASNTS. Please find below a link to the consultation document, Response Information and Consultation Event Information. For circulation through your networks and respond accordingly. Link to Consultation on Tribunal Reform Please note that the consultation […]
Message from Billy Gibson ASN Lead NPFS Dear Parents, sales Carers and legal Guardians I would like to invite you to respond to the Doran Review Call for Evidence, check which opens from Monday 13 February 2012 until 11pm on Friday 16 March 2012. The Scottish Government has commissioned me to undertake an independent review […]
Focus group for parents of S1 and S2 children on the Curriculum for Excellence Radisson Hotel, ed 301 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8DL Introduction This was the first of a series of workshops to gain insights from parents on current issues. The focus was on the current experience of Curriculum for Excellence. It was attended […]
NATIONAL PARENTS FORUM FOR SCOTLAND: CONFERENCE: CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE – ONE YEAR ON: 1 OCTOBER 2011 Notes of the Discussion Group on the Education of Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs A number of parents and representative from a number of organisation s took part n the discussion group. 2. The Context of […]