Scottish parents’ groups join forces to discuss concerns around Internal Market Bill

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Scottish parents’ groups join forces to call for the current level of teacher qualifications in Scotland to be maintained under the terms of the Internal Market Bill The National Parent Forum of Scotland and Connect, share the General Teaching Council of Scotland’s (GTCS) concerns regarding the possible impact of the Internal Market Bill on Scottish […]

Press Release: Response to DFM announcement of arrangements for the assessment of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in the 2020-21 session

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) understands the difficult decisions being taken regarding the exam diet planned for 2021.  As an organisation we have contributed to the Priestly review as well as being consultees in the process to find the best way forward for our children and young people.  As the body representing Parents […]

Newsletter – 5th October 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: A Welcome from our New Chair Margaret Wilson and a thank you to all of our outgoing representatives Reach Anti-Bullying Resources Enquire Advice on Anxiety Related Absence And more… You can find the newsletter online here. and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

New Chair and Leadership Team Appointed at NPFS AGM – 19th September 2020

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is delighted to announce that Margaret Wilson has been appointed as the new Chair of the Forum at the annual general meeting (AGM) on Saturday 19th September 2020. Margaret has been the NPFS representative for the Falkirk Council area for the last 10 years, and has served as a Vice-Chair of […]

Newsletter – 2nd September 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Details of our Parent Q&A with the Deputy First Minister Information and Advice from Parent Club about when your child should be tested for Covid-19 Resolve Mediation Tips from Enquire An Update on UNCRC And more… You can find the newsletter online here. and to get […]

Results Day 2020

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The NPFS is pleased that overall pass rates have increased from last year but recognise that young people and their parents may have questions about the results, especially as a number of the marks have been adjusted by the SQA. Your school is the main contact for help or advice, and the SQA and Skills […]

Weekly Newsletter – 15th July 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Additional Support for Learning Review: A look at the Recommendations for Relationships with Parent and Carers NPFS Parent Survey on your views of learning at home in lockdown and looking ahead to the new school year Research findings from TIE report Online in Lockdown And more… […]

Weekly Newsletter – 26th June 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Information about Angela Morgan’s Additional Support for Learning Review and our report on ASL Parent Focus Groups New STEM Nutshell Launched Learning Together Maths Sessions on Youtube And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Additional Support for Learning Review

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Angela Morgan’s Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Review has been published. The NPFS are pleased to have been involved in the review to ensure that parent’s voices were heard and represented within the review and the recommendations made. To contribute to the review, the NPFS conducted Focus Groups across Scotland in January, the findings from […]

Weekly Newsletter – 18th June 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Follow up from our Parent Q&A with Deputy First Minister John Swinney Father’s Network Scotland Survey ASN Webinars from Children in Scotland And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Press release: Overwhelming response to NPFS Q&A with John Swinney (DFM)

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Wednesday, 17th June 2020 The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) hosted a live Q&A webinar with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, on Tuesday, 16th June. The event focused on the impact of COVID-19 and the issues related to the ‘blended’ learning approach for schools re-opening on the […]

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Q&A with Deputy First Minister John Swinney: Further Information and Resources for Parents and Carers   Thank you for watching our online Q&A with Deputy First Minister John Swinney about education during Covid-19, the return to school in August, and blended learning. We are pleased so many parents took time to get involved in the […]

Weekly Newsletter – 11th June 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Parent Q&A with Deputy First Minister John Swinney Learning Together Maths Sessions Parent Guidance on the Curriculum for Excellence in the Recovery Phase Parent Surveys And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Weekly Newsletter – 29th May 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Parent Club Q&A on how and when schools will re-open in Scotland Career Information and Advice from Skills Development Scotland Parentzone Information about transitions Updates from Children’s Parliament Scotland And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, […]

Weekly Newsletter – 21st May 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Strategic Framework for Re-Opening Schools Announced by the Scottish Government Parent Club Q&A on how and when schools will re-open in Scotland Information and Support for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Ideas for Outdoor Classroom Day Information about the Junior Awards Schemes for Schools And more… You can find the […]

Strategic Framework for the reopening of schools and Early Learning and Childcare Settings announced today.

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) welcomes the Scottish Government’s strategic framework for reopening Schools and Early Learning and Childcare Settings. We look forward to more detailed information of the measures that will be put in place, so that parents can be confident that their children can return to schools and early learning settings […]

Weekly Newsletter – 15th May 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: New ‘In a Nutshells…’ on Learning at home in lockdown, Online Safety, and Securing your Devices Parenting Across Scotland’s‘Lives in Lockdown: Parents’ Accounts’ ‘Back to School Toolkit’ from Salvesen Mindroom Placement Request Info from Enquire Well-Being and Mental Health Support for Children and Young People And […]

New Nutshells Launched to Support with Learning at Home & Online Safety

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We’ve launched three new Nutshells for parents and carers: Learning at Home in Lockdown, Online Safety, and Securing your Devices. These have information, advice and useful links for supporting learning at home and helping to keep ourselves, and our family, safe online. Our experiences of lockdown differ because of our individual circumstances. Supporting our children’s […]

Weekly Newsletter – 6th May 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: The announcement of new additions to our ‘In a Nutshell Series…’ coming soon Parent Survey from Cost of the School Day Information from Children’s Parliament And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Weekly Newsletter – 1st May 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Featuring… Guidance for parents on learning in the summer term Here for You information from Parent Club Scotland Local ASN Information from Enquire Information about free language lessons Read the latest newsletter online here. To get our updates straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Weekly Newsletter – 21st April 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Featuring… Guidance for parents on learning in the summer term, produced in partnership with the Scottish Government Parent FAQs in partnership with the SQA Links to resources for children and young people Read the latest newsletter online here. To get our updates straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Supporting Learning During Term 4 – A Guide for Parents and Carers

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The new term has begun, however in these unprecedented circumstances our children aren’t returning to school. The uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak brings many challenges for all of us, and the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) know that parents across Scotland are working hard to balance these challenges whilst our children and young people […]

Weekly Newsletter – 7th April 2020

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During the coronavirus outbreak we know that information and resources for parents are important to keep everyone informed. We’ll be publishing weekly newsletters signposting information about education, wellbeing, and public health. This week’s updates include: Empowering Parents during the school closures Information from the SQA about changes to exams Activities and Resources for the Easter […]

April 2020 Newsletter

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We have launched our latest newsletter, with information and resources around coronavirus and the school closures, as well as news from the NPFS over the past few months. You can read it here. These are challenging times for us all, and we know that there is a lot of pressure on parents. We will continue […]

Activities and Well-Being Resources

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COVID-19 is an uncertain and worrying time for all of us, and children and young people will also be feeling this, especially with the recent announcement that schools will be closing from Friday. There are lots of resources available to support families in having conversations around COVID-19 to help manage worries and anxieties, well-being activities […]

NPFS COVID-19 Update

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Coronavirus COVID – 19 Update 18/03/2020 The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) are following updated advice from NHS Inform and the Scottish Government about COVID-19 and the spread of the virus and have made changes to our activities and planning accordingly.   As of Tuesday 17thMarch the Office will be closed, and staff will […]

Scottish Parliament Celebrates 10 years of the National Parent Forum of Scotland

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On Wednesday 26thFebruary, a members’ debate took place at the Scottish Parliament as part of our 10thAnniversary celebrations.   The debate celebrated our work over the past 10 years, including the Learning Together Action Plan and our ‘In a nutshell series’ for parents. It was a great opportunity to reflect on the development of parental […]

Join us for the Parental Engagement in Education Debate on Wednesday 26th February

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is pleased to announce that at 5pm on Wednesday 26th February the Scottish Parliament will be debating Parental Engagement as part of the NPFS’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations.   The debate will be an opportunity to celebrate the progress made in Parental Involvement and Engagement since the 2006 Act […]

New CAMHS National Service Specification

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The NPFS know that children and young people’s mental health and well-being is so important, and we are proud to have been actively involved alongside a range of organisations in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): National service specification. In order for children and young people to succeed in their education, and thrive […]

Parental Involvement Act – Statutory Guidance Consultation

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Parents know their children best and children do better when parents are involved and engaged with their learning. In 2006 the Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act. This important law sets out how schools and councils must work to support parents to be involved in their children’s schools and education. Over the […]

Resource for Parents of Preterm Children

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New Free E-Learning Resource for Parents of Preterm Children.   Two to three children in an average sized class are likely to have been born preterm. Compared with children born after a full term pregnancy, children born preterm are at increased risk for cognitive, motor, attention, social-emotional problems and additional support needs, and for poor […]

Does your child have Asthma?

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Are you a parent of a young person with asthma? Are they aged between 8-16? Do you live in Edinburgh or Stirling or surrounding areas? Bring them along to two group sessions and help improve a program to improve asthma inhaler use. You will receive a £15 gift voucher for your participation. Your travel expenses […]

Additional Support for Learning Review and January Focus Groups

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Additional Support for Learning Review and January Focus Groups  20th December 2019   Dear All,   We have received a lot of feedback regarding Angela Morgan’s Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Review, and the ASL Focus Groups we at NPFS are hosting in January. We recognise from your feedback that ASL is an understandably sensitive […]

Register for ASL Focus Groups

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* Register for our upcoming ASL Focus Groups in January 2020 * During our Q&A event, we mentioned that we would be collating parents’ views for the Scottish Govt’s Review of the Implementation of Additional Support for Learning in schools. We are planning two evening focus groups for Parents and Carers. Glasgow – Monday 13th […]

MCR Pathways

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MCR Pathways are looking for volunteers! MCR Pathways train and match volunteer mentors with a young person to meet for just one hour a week and provide an encouraging, listening ear. Mentors support their young person to focus in school and build their confidence and aspirations. Parents/Carers, please join mentoring charity MCR Pathways and find […]

The NPFS launches new Empowering Parents and Carers Nutshell

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Thursday, 5th December 2019 The NPFS launches new Empowering Parents and Carers Nutshell   The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is pleased to launch its new Empowering Parents and Carers nutshell, which highlights parents and carers as equal partners in the ‘empowered system’ of learning and education in Scotland. Scottish Government and COSLA (Convention […]

SDS Careers Services

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Every day across Scotland, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) advisers help people of all ages to take control of their future through their career information, advice and guidance services. The world of work is changing and your career may need to change too. Find out how you can access free support from Scotland’s careers service, delivered […]

University Admissions

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Parents – are you up to date with University Admissions? Universities Scotland has published a new guide setting out clearly how universities aim to be fair to those applying to study in Scotland. One of the drivers of this work has been a desire to widen access to more people of underrepresented backgrounds. It’s important […]

UNCRC’s CRC30 Toolkit

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Making the CRC30 Matter for Children 🎈 Unicef has recently produced a free toolkit to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (CRC30) The toolkit covers key messages for the celebrations and ideas and inspiration. There are endless activities, activations and initiatives that can be done to acknowledge […]

Participatory Budgeting

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Do you know about Participatory Budgeting? Participatory Budgeting allows people to have a direct say in how local money is spent. In Scotland, community groups & local authorities are using PB to give power to local people.  Effective collaboration requires working together from the very start, before priorities have been decided and throughout the relevant […]

Implementation of Additional Support for Learning

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Parents, can you help? The Scottish Government are conducting a review of The Implementation of Additional Support for Learning in Schools. They are looking to engage with parents to identify: – Good Practice and – Areas for Further Improvement in the ways that children and young people with additional support needs progress in their learning. […]

Scottish Child Payment Brought Forward

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In response to campaigns from the Third Sector across Scotland, plans for the new Scottish Child Payment have been brought forward.   Low income families will be able to apply for a new £10 a week payment for every child aged 0-6 for applications in autumn 2020, with the first payments reaching families by Christmas. […]

NPFS hosts Parents’ Q&A with John Swinney (DFM)

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is continuing its 10th birthday celebrations by hosting a Q & A session in Perth today with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. Over 100 parents will be in the audience questioning Mr Swinney directly.  Those unable to attend the event were […]

Changes to School Food

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Parents, make sure that you are up to date with the upcoming changes to all food and drink offered in schools. What is happening? Schools in Scotland have a legal duty to provide food and drink in schools which meets strict nutritional standards. The regulations help ensure that young people get the balance of nutrients […]

Review of ASL in Schools

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Parents, can you help? The Scottish Government are conducting a review of The Implementation of Additional Support for Learning in Schools. They are looking to engage with parents to identify: – Good Practice and – Areas for Further Improvement in the ways that children and young people with additional support needs progress in their learning. […]

Q & A with John Swinney

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Parents, have you ever wanted a question answered about your child’s education? We are hosting a Q & A session specifically for parents with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. The event will be 9:30am – 1pm in Perth on 5th October. Lunch will be provided and childcare will […]

Compassionate and Connected Classroom

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New Resource: The Compassionate and Connected Classroom School children are being helped to cope with the effects of adversity and trauma through a new resource looking at developing their confidence, resilience, compassion and empathy. HM Chief Inspector Gayle Gorman, who launched the resource, said: “Trauma and adversity can both have a major impact on children’s […]

Preloved School Clothes

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A new life-changing website offering every family in Stirling (with no income checks) Free and Easy Access to Preloved School Uniform is Live! 👕👖 Congratulations to Stirling Council and all those involved for this fantastic initiative. Stirling Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to host such an online shop, which offers an […]

Deferral Support Scotland

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Did you know that any child still aged 4 at the school commencement date in Scotland has a legal right to defer their P1 start until the following year? (mid-Aug to 31 Dec borns and not just Jan and Feb borns)? Parents/Carers in Scotland have a legal right to defer such children, but the funding […]

SDS Parents Survey

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Parents and Carers What do you think of Skills Development Scotland’s Careers & Skills Services in schools, centres and online? Have your say now. SDS want to hear what parents and carers think of their services to support the continuous improvement of its services. Their survey will look at the ways they reach out to […]

NPFS Response to Incorporating the UNCRC into Scottish Domestic Law

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Incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish domestic law. The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) welcomes the opportunity to provide the Scottish Government with evidence for their consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland. The NPFS […]

Playday 2019

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Today is #Playday2019 The Celebration of Children’s Right to Play, highlighting the importance of play in children’s lives. #Playday is the UK’s national day for PLAY. Thousands of families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. From small-scale community events to thousands of children taking part in events organised in […]

#MyLearnerJourney

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In the lead up to results day on 6th August, we’re sharing young people’s stories in Scotland through the #MyLearnerJourney Communications Campaign. #MyLearnerJourney showcases and celebrates young people’s achievements across a diverse range of awards, qualifications, learning pathways and progression routes and not just those certificated on Results Day. Success isn’t all about exams and […]

UNCRC incorporation

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In line with the Programme for Government 2018-19 commitment, the Scottish Government has launched a consultation to look at how a new Act could incorporate the United Nation Children’s Rights Convention into the law of Scotland. 👉 Click here for more details and to submit responses   The closing date is 28th August 2019. The […]

Resolve: ASL Mediation Service

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Have you heard of Resolve: ASL Mediation Service? It is the largest mediation provider in Scotland. Their latest newsletter is out now. It features an interview with Resolve mediator, Pauline Linn, and an update on their ‘Steps to Success’ guide. 👉 Click here to read their newsletter. +Their service is free for parents / carers and […]

Parents Survival Guide

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Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. If you’re struggling to cope take a look at Young Mind’s Parents’ Survival Guide here. If you think your child is unhappy or if you […]

🎶 What’s Going On Now? (WGON) 🎶

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What’s Going On Now? (WGON) is a study of young people learning and making music across scotland: * Offering an assessment of music education and youth music-making * Proposing recommendations to tackle the inequalities in music education * Proposing ways to facilitate new experiences and opportunities * Making recommendations for the future * Updating the […]

Parents Head Back to the Classroom!

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Education Scotland’s “Empowerment for Parent and Pupil Participation.” From March to May 2019, HM Inspectors of Education visited 45 schools in 32 local authorities to see how schools were engaging parents and pupils in the life and work of the school. It provides robust evidence of parents and pupils working collaboratively with education staff across […]

National STEM Engagement Campaign Launched!

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Aye for Ideas is a call to action – explore ideas, question ideas, discuss ideas. We want to support everyone in Scotland to think differently, to discover the world around them through STEM activity and develop a nation of curious minds. #STEMStrategyScotland Aye for Ideas gives everyone a voice to put STEM at the forefront […]

“Creativity is the skill of the future”

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Creativity skills are crucial for young people to improve how they problem solve, have ideas or come up with a new approach to an old issue. Creativity is also one of the most important qualities employers look for in their future workforce. Our Creativity in a Nutshell helps parents find out about what Creativity means […]

“I’m an Engineer!”

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Education Scotland launches “I’m an Engineer!” A fun resource for families to learn about and to engage in STEM activities using the world around them. The workbook is split into sections depending on the age and stage of children. Have fun and try some of the STEM activities and challenges as a family. Examples of activities […]

Children’s Rights

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“It’s one of your rights to know your rights!” As part of the public consultation on the Action Plan for Progressing Children’s Rights in Scotland: 2018-2021, Children’s Parliament undertook a consultation to explore children’s views on how children’s human rights are experienced here in Scotland. The Scottish Government will soon be committed to incorporating the […]

Thinking About Life After School?

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) deliver Scotland’s Career Service. They provide both face-to-face and online support to individuals of all ages in developing their career management and employability skills. They help Scotland’s future workforce to be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to flourish in the ever-changing labour market. Young ones achieving their potential relies on […]

DFM’s Summer Maths Challenge!

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Family Learning is so important for Parental Involvement, Parental Engagement and Improving your child’s attainment outcomes. Why not encourage your children to have a go at the Summer Maths Challenge? The Scottish Women’s National Football Team are this year’s theme after they reached their first World Cup. Have a go by clicking here. Good Luck!

Learning for Sustainability

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Learning for sustainability is about the entire school community working together to build a fair and equitable society that lives within the environmental limits of our planet. A few examples of Learning for Sustainability that you may have heard your child mention are : Global citizenship Engaging with democracy Fair Trade Outdoor learning Children’s Rights […]

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill

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The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill sets out proposals to modernise and improve the state disclosure system in Scotland. Many headteachers did not seem to have a good understanding of the system, or confidence in their decisions. As a consequence, parents often wrongly face PVG checks when volunteering […]

Joint Interim Progress Report

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On the day of our tenth anniversary celebration in Parliament we are delighted to announce that the  Interim Progress Report on the actions from the Review of the Parental Involvement Act has been published. This  joint report from ourselves, ADES (Association of Directors of Education in Scotland) and Scottish Government  outlines the progress that has been […]

NPFS 10th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception

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NPFS Parliamentary Reception Celebrating 10 years of representing parents, the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) is having a reception at Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh on Wednesday 12thJune.  The event is being sponsored by Jenny Gilruth MSP and the keynote speaker is John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. The event […]

New CfE Nutshells

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Today we are delighted to launch three new nutshell leaflets helping parents understand aspects of Scottish Education. You can take a look by clicking the images below. Let us know if you’d like any hard copies for yourself or your school.

Outdoor Play

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Outdoor Play and Learning is so important for our children. This generation of Children spend on average four hours outside a week – that is half the time of their parent’s generation. 2 in 3 Children Play Outside for less than 1.5hr/day (that’s less than 2hr guideline for prisoners in the US!) As parents, you […]

Child Safety Week 2019

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This week is Child Safety Week! #childsafetyweek aims to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. This year’s theme is #familylifetoday: where’s the risk? This theme aims to highlight the new dangers facing families today from our modern lifestyles. There are simple solutions to keep children safe. Unintentional injury is […]

Volunteer Week!

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NPFS would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our Volunteer Reps for their fantastic hard work. Together, we are empowering parents to fulfil their potential as Partners in Education and are helping every child in Scotland to achieve their best educational outcome.

June 2019 Newsletter

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Our latest e-newsletter is now available! You can read our June 2019 e-newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the newsletter directly to your email address then subscribe here, or drop us an email at office@npfs.org.uk.  

UNCRC Consultation Launch

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The Scottish Government have launched their Consultation on Incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our Domestic Law in Scotland. The Scottish Government want to hear your views on whether to incorporate UNCRC principles into Scottish Law by 14th August 2019. At NPFS we are committed to helping every […]

Outdoor Classroom Day 2019

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Thursday 23rd May is #OutdoorClassroomDay Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to inspire and celebrate outdoor learning and play. Schools are encouraged to take lessons outside and prioritise playtime. In 2018 over 3.5 million children across the world got outdoors to play and learn as part of their school day. Make sure that you […]

NPFS response to STEM Inquiry

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NPFS have written their response to the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into the STEM experiences of 3 to 7 year olds in Early Learning and Childcare Settings and Schools. NPFS is a member of the STEM National Advisory Group, Making Maths Count Expert Group and the Interdisciplinary Learning National Strategic Group. We believe it is vital […]

Personal and Social Education Review

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NPFS contributed to the review of Personal and Social Education. One recommendation was to ensure Consent Education is Age and Stage Appropriate. Today the Scottish Government published a new National Resource: ‘Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent’. The document is part of the Scottish Government’s work on supporting positive relationships and […]

National Digital Learning Week 2019!

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It’s National Digital Learning Week 2019! #NDLW19 Over 80,000 people already work in the Digital Technical Industry in Scotland, but this industry is constantly thriving and growing. Your son or daughter could be a part of it too! This week there are 5 curriculum focused challenges for your young ones to try: Social Studies, Expressive […]

Learning Disability Week 2019

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This week is Learning Disability week! #LDWeek2019 The theme this year is ‘Community:Active, Connected, Included’ Make sure that as parents you are involved in your School Community. Parental Engagement raises Child Attainment. During Learning Disability Week we would like to remind all schools how to support parents with learning disabilities themselves, or parents of children […]

State of Children’s Rights Report 2018

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Each year, ‘Together’ publish the State of Children’s Rights in Scotland Report. This Report monitors the implementation in Scotland of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The aim is to incorporate UNCRC principles into Domestic Law. The Article from the 2018 State of Children’s Rights Report has been published. NPFS […]

Predicted Trends in Education In Scotland

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The Scottish Government have published a review which summarises the predicted trends that will shape the lives of young people over the next decade. View it here: https://bit.ly/2FMZbFK See Section 5 for current trends in education in Scotland as well as future trends. The current trends highlight attainment changes, while the future trends highlight how digital […]

25 Calls Response

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Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls Campaign, to Change Children’s Lives for the Better, celebrates their 25th anniversary. 25 Calls is a plan of action which will contribute to children rights and ensure that children experience equality in the future. 25 Calls sets out to achieve real change. View Children in Scotlands 25 Calls website here. Call 10: […]

Parents as Partners in Learning Scottish Education Awards

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NPFS are delighted to be sponsoring the “Parents as Partners in Learning” category at the annual Scottish Education Awards. NPFS would like to say a massive congratulations to this year’s three finalists: – Larbert High School, Falkirk – St Albert’s Primary School, Glasgow – Craigton Primary School, Glasgow We are very much looking forward to meeting […]

National Numeracy Day: 15th May 2019

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Numbers are so important in everyone’s lives. They are all around us. We use them every day: Cooking Shopping and working out whether supermarket deals are really worth it Splitting the bill after dinner Paying bills NPFS are proud to be a Champion of National Numeracy Day, the annual celebration of numbers. Numeracy skills in […]

Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children with Additional Support Needs

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Scotland has a ‘Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs.’ The ten-year strategy is running from 2017 to 2026. The ten-year strategy aims to improve outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs, with a particular focus on education. The Scottish Government ran […]

Building with Lingo Competition

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NPFS are encouraging families to have a look at this brilliant parental engagement activity. Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT) is inviting families to share how they learn languages at home. Families are encouraged to create a short video or take photographs to show the whole family learning languages together. Winners of the competition will […]

April 2019 Newsletter

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Our latest e-newsletter is now available! You can read our April 2019 e-newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the newsletter directly to your email address then subscribe here, or drop us an email at office@npfs.org.uk.  

Cyber Scotland Week 2019

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This week is #CyberScotWeek19! To coincide with this week, NPFS are delighted to be launching their ‘Cyber Security Careers’ Nutshell, created in partnership with Skills Development Scotland  Our Nutshell is a starter for you to speak to your young person about options for future work. To read it click here. • Cyber security is one […]

Call for views on STEM experiences in Early Years Education

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The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee have launched an inquiry into the experiences of 3 to 7 year olds of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Their inquiry will explore the extent to which STEM subjects are included at schools for those aged 3-7, whether teachers have the skills to teach STEM subjects and the successes […]

Exam Tips and Timetable

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Everyone at NPFS would like to wish all children sitting their external examinations the best of luck. The SQA Exam Timetable can be found here. We would also recommend you to encourage your children to use the SQA Personal Timetable Builder to create their personalised exam timetable. Click here to check it out. Have a look at […]

Deputy First Minister’s 2019 Easter Maths Challenge

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Are you looking for something fun but educational to keep your child occupied this Easter Holiday? Why not try The Deputy First Minister’s Easter Holiday Maths Challenge! You can give his quiz a go by clicking here. Primary school pupils should have received them in school, but if you missed it, then hard copies are available […]