Resources

Connect gathers research, articles, web links and other resources to inform understanding around parental engagement, at home and around the world. We also share links to the legislative and policy drivers within the Scottish education system. Please let us know if you find any broken links or if you have information that you feel we should include. 

We have an extensive range of  our own useful leaflets as well as close partnerships with key national organisations. Please make use of the resources on these pages and let us know if you have ideas for additional resources - feedback is always welcome!  

National Network of Partnership Schools

The National Network of Partnership Schools invites schools, districts, states, and organisations to use research-based approaches to family engagement in learning

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Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland offers careers guidance and career education as well as career advisors in high schools

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My World of Work

Scotland’s online careers information and advice service – offering tools to help you choose a career

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Laws and Policies for Families and Schools

The legal and policy essentials for parents and schools

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Registering with Connect PVG Services

Find out about registering with Connect's PVG Services

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Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act Guidance for PCs and PTAs

Read all about the Protection of Vulnerable Groups here

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Model Child Protection Policy for Parent Council/PTA Paid/Unpaid Staff

Make use of our model Child Protection Policy for your group

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Model Child Protection Policy for Parent Council/PTA Volunteers

Write your own Child Protection Policy for Parent Council/PTA Volunteers using our model

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Child Protection Policy Agreement Form

Use this form to demonstrate that your group has read and understood your Child Protection Policy

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Steps to a Parent Council

How to set up a Parent Council

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Good Practice for Parent Council/Committee Meetings

Good Practice for Parent Council/Committee Meetings

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Using Social Media for Parent Groups

Using Social Media for Parent Groups

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Advertising and Sponsorship in Schools - Nine Things to Consider

Advertising and Sponsorship in Schools - Nine Things to Consider

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Communicating with the School Community

Communicating with the School Community

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Effective Conversations and Meetings

How to hold effective conversations and meetings

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Surveys and Questionnaires

Our guide to conducting surveys and questionnaires

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Engaging Parents in the Parent Council and the School

Engaging Parents in the Parent Council and the School

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Protection of Vulnerable Group Case Studies

Protection of Vulnerable Group Case Studies

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A User's Guide to A Parent Council

Practical suggestions about involvement in Parent Councils

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Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 Guidance and Duties for Local Authorities, Schools and Parent Councils

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 Guidance and Duties for Local Authorities, Schools and Parent Councils

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What is the General Teaching Council for Scotland?

What is the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and what does it do?

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A List of Acronyms Used in Scottish Education

Unfold the mysteries of Scottish Education by reading this List of Acronyms Used in Scottish Education

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Some Golden Rules of Catering for Parents Councils and PTAs

Some Golden Rules of Catering for Parents Councils and PTAs

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A Simple Guide to Risk Assessment for Parent Councils and PTAs

A Simple Guide to Risk Assessment for Parent Councils and PTAs

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Connect Member Application Form

Apply to become a Member of Connect with our Connect Application Form.

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Membership-linked Insurance Information for Connect Members

Insurance Information for Connect Members for Parent Councils, PTAs and local authorities

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Backchat Issue 144 September 2017

Backchat, Connect's (formerly SPTC) newsletter Issue 144 September 2017

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Backchat Issue 143 May 2017

Backchat Issue 143 May 2017 SPTC newsletter for Parent Councils, PTAs and educators

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What is Partnership Schools Scotland?

Connect's explanation of its fantastic parental engagement in education Partnership Schools Scotland project What is Partnership Schools Scotland?

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Parent Council Health Check - Communications

Parent Council Health Check - Communications

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Parent Council Health Check - School Matters and Education

Find out about the rights your Parent Council has to be involved in your school's life and educational provision with Connect's Parent Council Health Check - School Matters and Education

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New Seat Belt Legislation for School Transport in Scotland from 1 August 2018

New legislation requires seat belts on dedicated school transport

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Social Media Glossary

We give you the explanations you need for key aspects of social media

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Connect's Jargon Buster - A List of Terms Used in Scottish Education

We know that education is notorious for jargon - our new guide will help you through the language

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Connect Factsheet: Pupil Equity Funding

Read about this key stream of education funding

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Equality and Fairness: Glossary

Our Equality and Fairness: Glossary helps you to find your way through the words commonly used to discuss equality and fairness

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Inclusion Health Check: Support for Families with Money Worries

How can your parent group help families with money worries? Have a look at our Health Check

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Top Tips for Engaging Parents in Further Education (College)

Connect's top tips for Parent Councils, schools and colleges to think about when engaging with parents

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A Simple Guide to Equality and Fairness: Everyone Matters

We explain the importance of equality and fairness and set out the features of the Equality Act

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Inclusion Health Check - Everyone is Equal

Our health check will help you consider equalities issues

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Parent Councils - Top Tips for Welcoming New Parents and Families

Our top tips suggest many ways of helping new families to settle in quickly to your school community

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Backchat 145 Spring 2018

Read our Spring 2018 edition of Backchat

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Backchat 146 Summer 2018

Read our Summer 2018 issue of Backchat, our newsletter for Connect Members

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Backchat Autumn 2018

Read all about our Information & Training Sessions for Connect Members and about the campaign to end P1 national testing

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