Partnership Schools Scotland
Our Partnership Schools Scotland project, part-funded by Skills Development Scotland, is a model for school, family and community partnership. It’s based on the work of the National Network of Partnership Schools and uses a model which has been designed, developed and fine-tuned over almost 30 years.
You can read about many inspiring projects in which school communities have worked together to make a difference in our Success Stories pages here.
About Partnership Schools
Partnership Schools is a way to form school, family and community partnerships to make things better for children and young people in school. It was devised and researched by a team based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. The director of the National Network of Partnership Schools is Dr Joyce Epstein. Connect, formerly SPTC, introduced Partnership Schools to Scotland because research shows that it improves both academic attainment and wider achievement in children and young people as well as strengthening community links. This five year pilot programme has funding support from Skills Development Scotland.
In Edinburgh we have several schools taking part in Partnership Schools Scotland, including St John's Primary and St Peter's Primary. Our case studies demonstrate the powerful impact of the Partnership Schools approach.