Weekly Newsletter – 4th August 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Results Day Back to School Learning Together Webinars Back to School Guidance for Parents and Carers And more… You can find the newsletter online here. and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

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 […]

Learning Together: Back to School Maths

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Sometimes what our children are learning seems different to when we were in school. Parents – you’re not expected to be teachers – but it can be helpful to have some methods and techniques to solve maths problem. We’ve worked with ‘Count On Us’, with support from Education Scotland and the Making Maths Count Group, […]

Learning Together: Back to School Webinar Series

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Join us online between the 5th-12th August for a series of online webinars in a range of topics including Creativity, Literacy, and STEM, for parents and children – helping you to support their learning and the transition back to full-time school. Designed for Parents to help you to support your child’s learning, we invite you […]

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… […]

Additional Support for Learning Review – Recommendations for Relationships with Parents and Carers

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In June 2020 Angela Morgan’s Review into Additional Support for Learning ASL) was published. The NPFS is pleased to have had the opportunity to gather and share parents’ views with Angela Morgan, and welcome the recommendations made in the review. You can find out more about the research we undertook ahead of the review, and […]

Deputy First Minister Q&A 16th June 2020 – Transcript

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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 11th August. Parents and carers registering […]

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 – 3rd June 2020

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Our latest newsletter is out! Take a look for: Learning Together Maths Sessions Information on Blended Learning ‘Aye Feel’ from Young Scot and the Scottish Government And more… You can find the newsletter online here, and to get it straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Feedback from Parents and Carers

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Feedback from parents during lockdown   The NPFS has been working hard to keep parents and carers informed throughout the lockdown period, via our website, newsletters and social media, and we have been gathering parents’ views and concerns on an ongoing basis. We are very grateful for the time parents have taken to communicate with […]

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 […]

New Learner Journey Nutshell Launched

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Today we are launching our new Learner Journey Nutshell! When it comes to thinking about options, parents have a big influence on what our children choose to do. It’s important to help our young people take the long view when it comes to making decisions. It’s not just about now; it’s also about what’s up […]

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 […]

Christmas Maths Challenge!

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Have you tried the DFM’s Christmas Maths Challenge? 🎅 A great opportunity for Family Learning!   Look out for it in your P4’s schoolbag or click here to have a go.   Good Luck! 🍀 #christmasmaths This year, the Christmas Holiday Challenge is aimed at primary 4 pupils (previously primary 6 pupils). All Primary Schools should […]

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 […]

Discuss climate change with the First Minister!

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Calling all Scottish School Pupils: Do you want to be in with a chance to discuss climate change with the First Minister? The Scottish Government have re-opened two climate change competitions that were originally launched during Climate Week 2019. Enter their Competitions now! 👉 bit.ly/37Hlo5n     Additional Links: Photo Competition for Primary Schools: 👉 […]

December 2019 Newsletter

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Our latest e-newsletter is now available! You can read our December 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.

A Parent’s Personal Journey to Empowerment

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This week is Empowering Parents and Carers Week! It is important to give Parents and Carers a voice when it comes to their child’s Education. When parents are involved in their children’s learning, it benefits children, families and schools: children do better. We asked one of our NPFS Parent Reps to describe what Empowerment means […]

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 […]

Empowerment from a Parent’s Perspective

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This week is Empowering Parents and Carers Week! It is important to give Parents and Carers a voice when it comes to their child’s Education. When parents are involved in their children’s learning, it benefits children, families and schools: children do better. We asked one of our NPFS Parent Reps to describe what Empowerment means […]

Empowering Parents and Carers Week

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Have you heard of the Empowerment Agenda? Each week of the campaign focuses on a different segment of the Empowerment Jigsaw. This week it’s Parents and Carers and NPFS are leading on this segment of the jigsaw. It is important to give Parents and Carers a voice when it comes to their child’s Education. When […]

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 […]

Family Dog Service

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Parents and Carers, have you heard about the assistance dog charity Dogs for Good and their new Family Dog Service? This service is for Parents and Carers who have a child with autism between the ages of 3 and 16, who are either looking at getting a dog or who want to train their own […]

Tiny Happy People

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Are you a young parent who might be interested in being part of BBC’s new project: Tiny Happy People? Tiny Happy People is a new initiative from BBC Education aiming to help young parents (aged 18-34) develop their child’s language and communication skills, so they get the best start in life. Language is the building […]

Anti-Bullying Week

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This Week is #AntiBullyingWeek Bullying can make Children and Young People feel isolated and worthless, scared, lonely and lacking in confidence. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. #ChooseKindness NPFS have teamed up with Parenting Across Scotland to create a joint social media campaign sharing information for Mums, Dads and Carers about bullying. Visit […]

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 […]

Out of School Care Consultation

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Parents and Carers: Have you got ideas on how to make Out of School Care more accessible and affordable? The Scottish Government are running a Consultation which asks questions about what they can do to support families in accessing high quality, flexible and affordable services which benefit children and parents and carers. They are keen […]

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. […]

ELC in a Nutshell

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NPFS launches a new resource! Early Learning and Childcare in a Nutshell NPFS is delighted to launch this new publication as part of our “…in a Nutshell” series. Our Nutshells are for parents and carers to help them understand aspects of Scottish Education. This leaflet on Early Learning and Childcare gives an overview of the options […]

NPFS are Recruiting!

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland are recruiting for a full-time role! We are looking for a Project & Policy Officer. Please read the information below and download the Job Description. If you have any questions, please email recruitment@childreninscotland.org.uk. Job Advert Post:                        Project and Policy Officer (National Parent Forum of Scotland) Location:               The main office […]

Parents views wanted by GTCS!

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General Teaching Council Consultation   The General Teaching Council want to hear from you! They are trying gather the views of Parents and Carers as part of their consultation on the Professional Standards and Code. They both form the foundation of Teaching Professionalism in Scotland. Any Parents and Carers with an interest in education in […]

Equal Protection from Assault Bill

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Update: The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill This Bill passed Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament on the 3rd October 2019. It will now go for Royal Assent to be passed into law. The Bill aims to end the physical punishment of children by parents or carers by removing the legal defence of […]

Disabled Children and Young People Bill

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Do you know about the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions)(Scotland) Bill? Useful Information about the Bill: – Johann Lamont MSP launched a public consultation on her proposed Member’s Bill on 9th October 2019. – The public consultation on the Bill will run until 22 January 2020. – The Bill has been developed by Johann […]

Update: Outdoor Classroom Day

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NEWS RELEASE from Learning through Landscapes about Outdoor Classroom Day: CHILDREN NEED TO EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS TO LOVE AND PROTECT IT Research shows that playing and learning outdoors as part of the school day gives children a better understanding of the environment. 4000 schools across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) will take […]

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. […]

Challenge Poverty Week

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This week is #ChallengePovertyWeek .   NPFS are proud to be supporting Challenge Poverty Week (7-13 October) because we want a more equal society where children and families are no longer in the grip of poverty.   Challenge Poverty Week is a chance for us to come together and look at the kind of society we want […]

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. […]

3 New Nutshells Launched

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NPFS is delighted to launch three new publications today at the Scottish Learning Festival, as part of its “…in a Nutshell” series: Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in a Nutshell Senior Phase in a Nutshell Wider Achievement in a Nutshell These leaflets will help parents to better understand aspects of Scottish Education. Today our Chair, Joanna Murphy, […]

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 […]

Scottish Learning Festival

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Are you going to the #ScottishLearningFestival? Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September.   **Thursday 26th September, 13:15 – 14:00* Come to NPFS’s Seminar on “Parents as True Partners” (Code:M4I) Joanna discusses Empowering the Learning Community & Engaging them in School Improvement. 2019 is going to be a huge year for School Empowerment.   Look out […]

Out Of School Care Consultation

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The Scottish Government has launched its Out Of School Care Consultation. They want to find out what Mums, Dads, Carers and Practitioners think about childcare after school and during the holidays. The consultation asks questions about what the Scottish Government can do to better support families in accessing high quality, flexible and affordable services which […]

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 […]

Parental Involvement in School Libraries

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Parents, we want to hear from you! Do you have any good examples involving parents in school libraries? 📖 e.g. Parent Volunteers doing paired reading with the children e.g. Parent Volunteers helping to tidy up the library or sort the returns We are looking to collect good examples of Parental Involvement. 📚 If you do, […]

September 2019 Newsletter

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Our latest e-newsletter is now available! You can read our September 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.

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 […]

Play Time!

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Now it’s the summer holidays and the days are longer, make sure you are spending time playing with your children. Play is one of the best things you can do for your child, whatever their age or ability and it’s FREE! Play Scotland are an organisation who deliver young people’s rights to play in Scotland. […]

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 […]