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!  

A Reading List on Parental and Family Engagement in Children's Learning

Interested in the academic research on family engagement in children's learning? Have a look at these suggestions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parent Council Health Check - Communications

Parent Council Health Check - Communications

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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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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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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 147 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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Partnership Schools Scotland Year 2 Report 2016-2017

Read about our exciting Partnership Schools Scotland programme which brings school communities together

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Partnership Schools Scotland Year 1 Report 2015-2016

Our end of Year 1 report describes our Partnership Schools programme from its launch onwards

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Connect and Stirling Council's Parental Engagement Strategy

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

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Supporting Transgender Young People: Guidance for Schools in Scotland

This guidance offers a full and helpful information pack if you parent or work with transgender young people

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