Category Archives: Parentzone Scotland

NPFS Nutshell guide: Creativity, Enterprise and Employability

The latest National Parent Forum of Scotland nutshell guide is now available on the NPFS website: http://www.npfs.org.uk/creativity-in-a-nutshell/

Its focus is Creativity, Enterprise and Employability so we hope you will find this guide particularly useful in your work. It is has been produced by the NPFS in partnership with Skills Development Scotland with input from a range of other partners, including NCLN representatives and Young Enterprise Scotland.

It recognises the significant and increasing link between future employability and well developed creativity skills in young people. In their 2016 report ‘The Future of Jobs’, the World Economic Forum highlighted anticipated changes in employability skills and suggested that by 2020 over one third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Notably, creativity will have become one of the top three skills needed to deal with the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working. https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs . As you know, the focus on creativity and employability is also reflected in Quality Indicator 3.3 in the latest (2016) version of the school self-evaluation and improvement guide How Good is our School?

The National Parent Forum Scotland: Information on careers, skills and pathways

NPFS Career EdThe National Parent Forum Scotland has released a number of key documents to inform parents about the latest developments around career education, advice and guidance and the implications this has for their children.  The series includes three distinct publications:

  1. Career Education: A World of Possibilities:  This publication provides a helpful introduction to the programme of career education introduced in the 2015/16 school year.
  2. Learning pathways in the senior phase and beyond:  The  information flyer outlines the diverse pathways available to learners from S4 onwards.
  3. Skills in a Nutshell:  This leaflet outlines the nature and importance of developing skills for learning, life and work.

More publications in this series can be accessed in the ‘For Parents’ tab on the National Parent |Forum Scotland website

Looking ahead to our new improved Parentzone Scotland website

Parentzone Scotland is one of Education Scotland’s three websites that are moving to a new platform by December 2016. The layout, content and structure of Parentzone Scotland will mostly stay the same but it will have a new improved design and enhanced formatting functions.  The new website platform will allow us to make further improvements and enhancements to Parentzone Scotland in future as more content is added to the site.  It will also ensure visitors to the website have a better user experience.

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