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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 supports Upstart Scotland's campaign to end National Standardised Assessments for Primary 1s

15th August 2018

Upstart Scotland has launched a postcard campaign to help parents who wish to opt their child out of the P1 national testing

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Back to School Competition with easyfundraising - win £100 for your parent group/school!

13th August 2018

We're running a competition with easyfundraising. Sign up as many parents as you can to easyfundraising in support of your parent group to be in with a chance of winning

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Connect's parent survey findings on national testing of Primary 1 children

13th August 2018

Parents are not being kept informed about national testing of their P1 child, finds our survey

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Connect's Autumn Programme of Professional Learning Announced! Book now!

9th August 2018

Connect's highly-regarded Professional Learning autumn courses for educators can now be booked

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Connect's take on Results Day

7th August 2018

Connect congratulates young people on their achievements and efforts - but we emphasise the importance of personal qualities that can't be measured

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Connect's Food Nutrition in Schools Snap Survey

7th August 2018

We're seeking views on Scottish Government proposals to improve the nutrition of school meals

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Health body highlights challenges facing young people experiencing poverty

19th July 2018

NHS Health Scotland has taken a look at multiple studies to explore how the environments children are born, grow and learn in can affect their educational outcomes. Our comment is here

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Connect’s response to the proposed changes to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, July 2018

18th July 2018

Connect responds to the Scottish Government and Disclosure Scotland’s consultation on changes to the PVG Scheme

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Comment on the Education and Skills Committee's Inquiry into Attainment and Achievement of School Children Experiencing Poverty Report

12th July 2018

Connect comments on the Inquiry into Attainment and Achievement of School Children Experiencing Poverty Report by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee

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Connect's Listing of Local Authority Summer Holiday Activities and Lunch Clubs

4th July 2018

Connect has compiled a list of web links to local authority summer holiday activities and lunch clubs

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Education Bill is published but is postponed in favour of collaborative working

27th June 2018

The Scottish Government is to focus on improvement, not reform and collaboration, not legislation

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Connect responds to the Scottish Government Consultation on Early Years and Childcare Service Model for 2020, June 2018

26th June 2018

Connect says that care in a nurturing, loving environment is key for families of young children

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Backchat Issue 146 is out now!

19th June 2018

The summer edition of Backchat, Connect's eNewsletter, has information on Connect membership, our inspiring Partnership Schools Scotland programme and much more. Don't miss it!

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New Safety Belts on School Transport legislation comes into effect on 1 August 2018

18th June 2018

From 1 August 2018, dedicated school transport in Scotland will have to be fitted with safety belts

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Connect's Submission to the Education & Skills Committee on the Senior Phase: Finding the Right Pathways

12th June 2018

Connect's response sets out six recommendations

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Connect's Eileen Prior champions Youth Awards

6th June 2018

Watch Eileen talking about the importance of Youth Awards to young people on YouTube

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Connect Report: Parents' Voice Survey on Support for Families Facing Poverty and Free School Meals

4th June 2018

We report back on our survey which sought your views on, and experience of, support for families experiencing poverty and on free school meals

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Connect support for Parent Councils/PTAs with GDPR

24th May 2018

Read our revised Privacy Policy and see our Data Protection Policy template and guidance here

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Connect Report: Parents' Voice Anti-Bullying Survey with Respectme

24th May 2018

Our report on what parents told us about bullying in their children's schools and their understanding of it

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Connect's Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee on the Impact of Bank Closures

17th April 2018

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

26th March 2018

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

13th March 2018

Read our latest Backchat newsletter for Members

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Partnership Schools Year 2 Report

16th February 2018

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

9th February 2018

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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SPTC AGM and launch of new name Connect

9th February 2018

Seeing out the old and bringing in the new

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Backchat Issue 144 September 2017

2nd January 2018

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

2nd January 2018

The Scottish Government's annual National Improvement Framework Evidence Report 2017 is now available; its findings determine 2018's priorities

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