Read the latest news from Connect, from Partnership Schools Scotland and from the world of Scottish education.
You will also find blogs by Connect staff and by our guest bloggers here. Education policy updates and findings from our surveys will be posted on this page too.
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Connect's Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee on the Impact of Bank Closures
Connect calls for banks to take responsibility for the impacts of their bank closures
Connect responds to the Education and Skills Committee Inquiry on the impact of poverty on Attainment and Achievement
Our Parents' Voice survey findings informed our consultation response: all parents care about the impact of poverty on families' lives
Backchat Issue 145 Spring 2018
Read our latest Backchat newsletter for Members
Essential information for your parent group about General Data Protection Regulation
Find out why the new General Data Protection Regulation is important to your Parent Council/PTA
Connect Survey on Support for Families Facing Poverty and Free School Meals
Please complete our survey to share your views on and experience of support for families experiencing poverty and on free school meals
Partnership Schools Year 2 Report
Our Partnership Schools Year 2 report summarises our second year and sets out our findings
Scottish Government Consultation: Excellence and Equity for All
Read the Scottish Government's Consultation on Excellence and Equity for All: Guidance on the Presumption of Mainstreaming and Connect's Consultation Response
Stirling Council's Parental Engagement Strategy
Stirling Council sets out its commitment to parental involvement in education
SPTC AGM and launch of new name Connect
Seeing out the old and bringing in the new
SPTC's Annual Report 2016-2017
Read about our work during 2016-2017
Eileen Prior blogs: What does the latest Scottish Qualifications fieldwork report tell us?
What is SQA fieldwork and what does it tell us?
Backchat Issue 144 September 2017
Connect's information-packed newsletter Backchat Issue 144 September 2017 for Parent Councils, PTAs and educators
National Improvement Framework Evidence Report 2017 is published
The Scottish Government's annual National Improvement Framework Evidence Report 2017 is now available; its findings determine 2018's priorities
The Education (Scotland) Bill
The Education (Scotland) Bill: our Consultation Response and links to documents relating to the proposed Bill
Guest Blog: Why it’s Important to Know an Octopus Can Walk on Land
This is a guest blog post from Dr Janet Goodall, an academic at Bath University whose research focuses on parental engagement
Connect's Eileen Prior blogs: Should Pupil Equity Funding be used for football?
We kick back as an education 'insider' criticises the use of Pupil Equity Funding for 'keepie-up sessions'
Connect partnership with easyfundraising helps Parent Councils/PTAs raise free funds
Connect has teamed up with easyfundraising to help provide members with a free, highly effective tool to raise money for their PC/PTAs