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.

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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

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Regional Improvement Collaboratives: What are they?

25th February 2019

Sara McFarlane, Connect's Executive Assistant, explains Regional Improvement Collaboratives

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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