Read the latest news from Connect, from Partnership Schools Scotland and from the world of Scottish education.
You will also find blogs by Connect staff and by our guest bloggers here. Education policy updates and findings from our surveys will be posted on this page too.
Dr Janet Goodall, consultant for Connect, says that relationships are at the heart of effective parental engagement
4th March 2019
What is the most important factor for schools as they work on parent and family engagement to improve learning outcomes for children? Quality relationships
Regional Improvement Collaboratives: What are they?
25th February 2019
Sara McFarlane, Connect's Executive Assistant, explains Regional Improvement Collaboratives
Eileen Prior, Executive Director of Connect, calls for an end to the Named Person debacle
6th February 2019
The Scottish Government's working group charged with developing guidance on information-sharing has said it is not possible
Dr Janet Goodall, author and academic, describes her passion for parental engagement in children's learning
8th January 2019
Connect interviews Dr Janet Goodall and asks her about what can be done to improve experiences for parents as they engage with schools and their children's learning
Whatever Happened to the Scottish Government's Education Bill?
28th November 2018
The enormous Education Bill, with its many strands, has been published but will be delivered 'collaboratively' rather than through legislation
GDPR and your Parent Group - What You Can Still Do
28th November 2018
Don't let the General Data Protection Regulation get in the way of communicating with parents!
Testing time for the Scottish Government
30th August 2018
Author and Upstart trustee Carol Craig gives her views on the issues surrounding the Scottish Government's Primary 1 Standardised National Assessments
Essential information for your parent group about General Data Protection Regulation
12th March 2018
Find out why the new General Data Protection Regulation is important to your Parent Council/PTA
Guest Blog: Why it’s Important to Know an Octopus Can Walk on Land
18th November 2017
This is a guest blog post from Dr Janet Goodall, an academic at Bath University whose research focuses on parental engagement
Connect's Eileen Prior blogs: Should Pupil Equity Funding be used for football?
6th November 2017
We kick back as an education 'insider' criticises the use of Pupil Equity Funding for 'keepie-up sessions'