Useful links & resources

Information for Parents/Carers

The following links offer information for parents and carers.

Network News is for parents and carers of children and young people who have additional support needs. Through Network News, parents/carers can access information about additional support for learning, link up with other parents/carers, and have the opportunity to ask questions about additional support in Glasgow. Visit the Network News page on Glasgow City Council’s website.

Enquire offers advice and information on additional support for learning. Visit the Enquire page on Glasgow City Council’s website

Glasgow City Council’s website also offers information on support services within Glasgow Education Services. Visit the Additional Support Services page for a list of council services available in Glasgow.

Parentzone offers information for parents about education in Scotland and ideas to help parents support their child’s learning. Visit the Parentzone website.

Respectme – Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service has information and advice on all aspects of bullying for practitioners, parents and pupils. It includes details of respectme’s free training programme, advice on policy development and campaigning work. Visit Respectme’s website.

If you are interested in further reading, please continue to the information for establishments below.

Information for establishments

The ‘Key areas’ section of our website and section for establishments on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities, contains useful information for practitioners in relation to supporting Glasgow’s children and young people.

We have included additional links below for those who would like to access further reading and resources.

The Addressing Dyslexia website provides a toolkit for the identification and support of learners exhibiting literacy difficulties. Visit the Addressing Dyslexia website.

The Autism Toolbox is a free online resource developed to support the inclusion of autistic learners in Scottish Early Learning and Childcare settings, Primary and Secondary schools. Visit the Autism Toolbox website.

LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. LGBT Youth Scotland also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Visit the LGBT Youth Scotland website.

Respectme is Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service and has information and advice on all aspects of bullying for practitioners, parents and pupils. It includes details of Respectme’s free training programme, advice on policy development and campaigning work. Visit Respectme’s website.

Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland  is a network which supports the work of voluntary sector and partners with pupils who are vulnerable or excluded. Visit the Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland website.

Glasgow City Council’s website also offers information on support services within Glasgow Education Services. Visit the Additional Support Services page for a list of council services available in Glasgow.

 

Scottish Government Guidance:

‘Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour’, Scottish Govt., 2013 – This leaflet outlines new policy guidance in response to the recent Behaviour in Scottish Schools Research 2012. View the document – ‘Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour’, Scottish Govt., 2013

The Scottish Government have provided guidance on the management of attendance and absence in Scottish schools, and the national policy on school exclusions.

View the document – ‘Included, engaged and involved’, Scottish Govt., 2011. (Part 1)

View the document – ‘Included, engaged and involved’, Scottish Govt., 2011. (Part 2)

Information on Additional Support for learning including the Supporting Children’s learning Code of Practice, the long term plan of support for implementation and progress reports can be found on the Scottish Government website. Visit the Scottish Government’s page on additional Support for Learning.

The Scottish Government are continuing to take steps to ensure children are able to enjoy their rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) have recently been incorporated into law. Visit the Scottish Government’s website to view more information on children’s rights in Scotland.