Policy

Connect works to make sure parents' views are shared with policy makers in  the Scottish Government,  the Scottish Parliament and  in other parts of the education system.  Keep track of what's happening in Scottish education: in this section, you can also read the responses that we’ve submitted to inquiries and consultations as well as policy papers we have prepared. 

Connect responds to the Scottish Government's Protecting Children review

Connect is concerned about the risks to parents with disabilities or learning difficulties who are not able to access the support they need

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Connect's Submission to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Musical Instrument Tuition in Schools

Connect shares the views of over 600 parents/carers about musical instrument tuition in schools and makes recommendations

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Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools - A National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018-2023

This document sets out recommendations for the future of school libraries

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Connect's Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, April 2018

Connect speaks up for parent groups affected by bank closures

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Connect and Stirling Council's Parental Engagement Strategy 2017-2020

Connect was involved in the development of Stirling Council's strategy

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Education (Scotland) Bill

The Education (Scotland) Bill is wide-ranging and will impact on many aspects of the education system. It has been published but will not be brought before the Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee Inquiry on the impact of poverty on Attainment and Achievement

Read Connect's response which draws on our Parents' Voice survey of views and experiences of the impact of poverty and the available support

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Connect's Response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Nutrition in School Meals August 2018

Our survey of parents was broadly in support of the Scottish Government proposals to improve nutrition in school meals

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Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Act 2017 is in force from August 2018

Connect helps you to understand the subtleties of the this Act which relates to seat belts on dedicated school transport

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

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

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Connect's submission to the Education & Skills Committee Call for Evidence on Senior Phase Pathways, June 2018

We make six recommendations for supporting young people access opportunities that are right for them

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

Connect argues that high quality care in a loving, nurturing environment is crucial

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Connect responds to Scottish Government consultation on a resource on Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families

Connect is not impressed by this consultation when real change is needed

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Connect responds to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Excellence and Equity for All: Guidance on the Presumption of Mainstreaming, February 2018

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Scottish Government’s Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill – 25 August 2017

The Education and Skills Committee is scrutinising the Scottish Government’s Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill

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Part 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016, amending the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Act (2000) – 16 November 2016

This consultation seeks your views on draft statutory guidance for Part 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”).

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Developing the Young Workforce report is published

The Scottish Government's Education and Skills Committee publishes the report it commissioned which says progress is not fast enough

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