SPTC News e-update – April 2014
Welcome to the latest news update from SPTC. We’ve been really busy here and are looking forward to the Easter break – we’re sure you all are too!
Annual Conference 2014
Our 65th conference ‘Parents Working Together’ was a great success thanks to the fantastic parents who led workshops on a wide range of topics, from getting parents involved in the running of a school to using social media effectively to communicate with parents. We’ll be posting a full report of the day on our website, including feedback and all workshop presentations, so watch this space!
Bullying and Harassment survey
LGBT Youth Scotland and RespectMe are carrying out a survey exploring prejudice based bullying and harassment in schools. One of the surveys is aimed at all secondary school students across Scotland and one is for secondary school teachers to examine the ways they would deal with bullying behaviour. The survey results will help identify positive practice in schools and highlight things that could be improved.
RespectMe is Scotland’s anti bullying service. They work with adults who have a role to play in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with bullying behaviour. RespectMe offer resources and training absolutely FREE OF CHARGE to help combat bullying behavior. To find out more about the organisation visit their website or see their list of upcoming training sessions.
Easter is fast approaching and what better time to raise funds for your parent council? Easyfundraising is a simple way for good causes in the UK to raise funds through online shopping. They’ve got loads of great ideas for raising money over the Easter holidays right here. It’s really simple to sign up as well; just follow this link!
The Young Academy of Scotland have put together a resource to show the importance and relevance of numeracy skills. With talks from a cardiologist, astrophysicist and many more about how they use numeracy in both their jobs and day to day lives, this resource is useful to teachers and parents alike. To check it out please follow the link.
We are closing our website survey at the end of this month! If there is anything we can do to make our site easier to use or any additions you would like to see then please let us know – take part in the survey here.
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