NPFS Governance next steps statement

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Press Statement : June 15th 2017 The National Parent Forum of Scotland believes in the continuous improvement of our education system. We welcome the overarching principles of today’s announcement, although still remain concerned that there is the potential of disruption to the learning of our children and young people. Greater cooperation and communication are key […]

Exam Results 2015

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland welcomes today’s exam results. Vice Chair Joanna Murphy said: “The National Parent Forum of Scotland wishes to congratulate everyone on achieving these excellent results, which are the outcome of all the hard work put in by pupils, parents and teachers over the past year. “Today’s results demonstrate what can […]

SQA statement on Higher Maths exam

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Many parents and pupils have expressed concern about the level of difficulty in this year’s new Higher Maths exam. SQA have commented that “no learner will be disadvantaged should it be deemed that the current and/or new Higher maths question papers were more demanding than intended” and have issued a statement which seeks to reassure candidates. […]

CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy Statement

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The CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy was established following a commitment by Education Secretary Michael Russell at the EIS’s AGM to tackle concerns over unnecessary bureaucracy associated with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. The Group was chaired by Dr Alasdair Allan, sales Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, and tasked with identifying […]

Press release- All I want for Christmas is a new tablet…for school

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland today calls on local authorities and schools to switch on their school Wi-Fi hubs to allow internet access for pupils to enhance their learning. Iain Ellis, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, said: “We are aware that there is Wi-Fi provision in a number of schools but […]

National Parent Forum Scotland Chairman Wins Parents as Partners in Learning Award

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The 2012 Scottish Education Awards, sponsored by the Daily Record,  were held today at the Glasgow Hilton. NPFS Members Tony Rafferty, Julie Wild, Iain Ellis, William Gibson and Jason O’Flynn all participated in the final judging of five awards. The first ever award for Scottish parents who work as partners in learning was presented today […]

Additional Support Needs: Supporting children, young people and their families A Plea from Parents

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In the spirit of sincere partnership, we ask that you: Make us feel comfortable and ensure that we know the team around our child, in name and in person Look at the whole situation and the family around the child. Many different things will affect how we and our child cope with learning e.g. transport, […]