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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

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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

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Backchat Issue 145 Spring 2018

Read our latest Backchat newsletter for Members

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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

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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

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Partnership Schools Year 2 Report

Our Partnership Schools Year 2 report summarises our second year and sets out our findings

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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

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Stirling Council's Parental Engagement Strategy

Stirling Council sets out its commitment to parental involvement in education

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SPTC AGM and launch of new name Connect

Seeing out the old and bringing in the new

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SPTC's Annual Report 2016-2017

Read about our work during 2016-2017

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Eileen Prior blogs: What does the latest Scottish Qualifications fieldwork report tell us?

What is SQA fieldwork and what does it tell us?

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Backchat Issue 144 September 2017

Connect's information-packed newsletter Backchat Issue 144 September 2017 for Parent Councils, PTAs and educators

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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

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The Education (Scotland) Bill

The Education (Scotland) Bill: our Consultation Response and links to documents relating to the proposed Bill

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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

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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'

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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

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