Useful Resources, Web links and Further Reading

Information for Parents/Carers

The following links offer information for parents and carers.

Network News – 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.

Enquire offers advice and information on additional support for learning.

Additional Support Services offers information on support services within Glasgow Education Services.

Parentzone – Information for parents about education in Scotland and ideas to help parents support their child’s learning.

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.

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 establishments 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.

Addressing Dyslexia – A toolkit for the identification and support of learners exhibiting literacy difficulties.

Autism Toolbox – A free online resource developed to support the inclusion of autistic learners in Scottish Early Learning and Childcare settings, Primary and Secondary schools.

LGBT Youth Scotland – 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.

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.

Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland – A network which supports the work of voluntary sector and partners with pupils who are vulnerable or excluded.

Additional Support Services offers information on support services within Glasgow Education Services.

 

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.

‘Included, engaged and involved’, Scottish Govt., 2011. (Part 1) – Guidance on the management of attendance and absence in Scottish schools.
‘Included, engaged and involved’, Scottish Govt., 2011. (Part 2) – Part two of guidance document ‘Included, Engaged and Involved’, which refreshes the national policy on school exclusions.

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 by clicking here.

The Scottish Government action plan in response to 2008 concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child can be found here.