About Partnership Schools
Partnership Schools is a way to form school, family and community partnerships to make things better for children and young people in school. It was devised and researched by a team based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. The director of the National Network of Partnership Schools is Dr Joyce Epstein. Connect, formerly SPTC, introduced Partnership Schools to Scotland because research shows that it improves both academic attainment and wider achievement in children and young people as well as strengthening community links. This five year pilot programme has funding support from Skills Development Scotland.
In Edinburgh we have several schools taking part in Partnership Schools Scotland, including St John's Primary and St Peter's Primary. Our case studies demonstrate the powerful impact of the Partnership Schools approach.