When parents are involved in children's learning and in their school lives, children do better at school and in life. That's why it's so important!  Being involved in your child's learning and school might mean volunteering at school, joining the Parent Council/PTA or spending time together at home - whatever is right for you and your child! We have a fantastic range of helpful leaflets and resources for parents, Parent Councils and PTAs - have a look at our Resources, Advice and Support section.

The SIX keys to successful school, family and community partnerships...

1. Parenting

Parenting is not easy, with new challenges around every corner. We can learn from one another and schools can help parents and families by understanding their needs and circumstances

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2. Communicating

Find out how to develop effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications. This makes all the difference to children's learning

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3. Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way of supporting children, young people and schools. Volunteering can mean a host of different activities

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4. Learning At Home

Here we provide information for families about helping children and young people with homework, learning activities, course decisions and future plans

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5. Decision Making

Including parents in school decisions is good practice and will help to develop effective parent leaders and representatives

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6. Working With The Community

Working in partnership with local businesses and organisations and utilising community resources and services benefits pupils, families and the schools

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Parent's Voice

We regularly seek your views so that we can reflect those views to policy-makers and in our consultation responses. Please join our Parents' Voice survey group - we need you!

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Latest News

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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