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'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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Education (Scotland) Bill

The Education (Scotland) Bill is wide-ranging and will impact on many aspects of the education system. It is expected to be considered by the Scottish Parliament in 2018

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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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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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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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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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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’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 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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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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