At Connect (formerly Scottish Parent Teacher Council), we strive to make family engagement in children's learning and school lives and in Scottish education as good as it can be. We do this by working with parents and educators, providing information, advice and training. Sign up for our eNewsletters here and our Parents' Voice survey group here. Find out about our Members' Training and Information sessions here. Connect is a trading name of Scottish Parent Teacher Council, a Scottish charity funded mostly by membership. You can read our termly newsletter Backchat here.

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Being part of a Parent Council or Parent Teacher Association can be rewarding and fun. It can also be challenging, for lots of reasons. There are many positives to be gained, as you make new friends, get to know and support your school and learn new skills - but we also understand the frustrations, questions and issues that can arise

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Any parent group, club or individual can join Connect, and there are lots of good reasons to do so!

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Read the latest news from Connect, from Partnership Schools Scotland and from Scottish education here, as well as recent information on education policy. You can also find blogs by Connect staff and by our guest bloggers on this page. Reports on our surveys are posted here too.

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Events and Training

Connect's events and training listings

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Find out about the latest policy developments in Scottish education. Connect's submissions to consultations are here as well as our reports on our surveys, conferences and our Annual Reports

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Parents' Voice

We regularly seek your views so that we can reflect those views to policy-makers and in our consultation responses. Please join our Parents' Voice survey group - we need you!

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