Call for Evidence Responses

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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 […]

Additional Support Needs in Scottish Schools

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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 […]

STEM

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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, […]

Enterprise and Skills Review Call for Evidence

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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 […]

Learners' views on assessment and reporting

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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 […]

Have your say on the National Improvement Framework

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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 […]

Attainment and the Attainment Gap

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        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 […]

Additional support for learning – survey for parents

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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

NPFS focus group on the Scottish Government 1+2 Language Approach

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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 […]

Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice

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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 […]

Curriculum for Excellence Leaflet

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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 […]

Schools IT excellence group set up Experts consider digital communications for pupils

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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, […]

Consultation on Reasonable Adjustments for disabled candidates in National Qualifications in Scotland

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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

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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. […]

Consultation on Tribunal Reform

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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 […]

Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs (The Doran Review)

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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 […]

Notes of the Discussion Group on the Education of Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs

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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 […]