Fact sheet: support for your child

Published: April 13, 2021
When your child moves to the Scottish education system they will be supported in their learning, personal and emotional development in accordance with the curriculum and policies in Scotland. There is no pupil premium in Scotland but the support for your child is no less effective as the funding from the Scottish Government takes account of… View Article
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Best practice: loss, change and separation

Published: April 1, 2021
Base: HM Condor, ArbroathLocal Authority: Angus Council Angus Council has developed a Loss, Change and Separation resource which is a sustainable resource available to all schools on a lending basis. It aims to mitigate the effects of exceptional mobility and deployment and provide support for pupils during times of transition and loss. A resource box… View Article
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Event: Leaving school – support for parents and carers

Published: March 30, 2021
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is hosting a webinar for families of pupils in S4-S6, who are planning to leave school this year, on Thursday, 22 April, 06:30-19:15. The event will cover the SDS support available to these young people and how to help them make decisions. There will also be a question and answer session. Parents and carers can register to… View Article
Help for families of school leavers

Announcing our social media channels

Published: March 19, 2021
Forces Children’s Education is delighted to announce the launch of our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
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Exams, assesments and coursework Q&A

Published: March 15, 2021
National Parent Forum of Scotland is hosting a Q&A session for parents and carers on Thursday, 25 March 2021 with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Views wanted on SQA 2021 Appeals

Published: March 15, 2021
Monday, 15 March 2021 The SQA has published a consultation on their appeals process for 2021 National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher courses – the fifth stage of the revised Alternative Certification Model.   Appeals are a process for ensuring that the demonstrated attainment of a candidate has been appropriately graded, and that the processes in place to ensure… View Article
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Highlighting good practice

Published: March 9, 2021
Local authorities across Scotland have a number of ‘good practice’ guides for supporting children and young people from Armed Forces backgrounds These resources are available to all educators and organisations who work with Forces’ families to help create a smooth transition in education and support their overall health. We collated a series of local authority… View Article
Examples of good practice from across Scotland

COVID-19 asymptomatic testing

Published: March 9, 2021
The Scottish Government is working with local authorities, schools and ELC providers, to provide testing for in-person learning across Scotland
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Resources for Families experiencing loss through a bereavement

Published: March 8, 2021
A list of books and useful websites for young pupils and their families when experiencing loss through a bereavement. Age groups are also indicated to help you find the correct resource for your children. Thanks to the Service Pupil Advisor in Argyll & Bute Council for compiling the list of resources Books Resources for pupils… View Article

Books to Support Young People when Moving House

Published: March 8, 2021
A list of books to help support young people when moving house. Age groups are also indicated, to help you choose the best resource for your child. Books Resources for young people to support them when moving house. Why Do We Have to Move?  By Joy O’Neill(For ages 3-6 years)  When Grace finds out that… View Article