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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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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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Closing soon! Scottish Government Consultation on the Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

18th June 2018

A new National Standard for early learning and childcare is being prepared - what do you think of 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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The Education (Scotland) Bill

2nd January 2018

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

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