Latest newsletter from Connect now out

11 September 2022: Connect, the body supporting Parent/School interactions, has just published its September newsletter. This edition includes a wide variety of issues including:

  • Connect’s Parent/Carer Survey on School Uniforms
  • Booking details for the lively autumn schedule of  Connect’s online Information Sessions for Members
  • Connect’s consultation submission on the next Mental Health Strategy
  • A head’s-up about Connect’s AGM plus information on becoming a volunteer Director
  • Scottish Qualifications – the Hayward Review
  • The latest education updates

Read Connect’s September 2022 newsletter here

More about Connect on their website

Backchat termly newsletter is now available

24 June 2022: The Summer edition of the Backchat newsletter from Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) is now available.

Read the newsletter here

This edition includes an introduction to Connect’s new Executive Director, Patrick McGlinchey, who takes up his role on 1 August 2022.

You can also read a summary of Connect’s Health and Wellbeing in Schools survey report. Booking links for the live online Information Sessions for August and September are available too.

Latest newsletter from Connect is now available

20 January 2022: Connect is a long-standing parents’ group, providing links for parents and families with teachers, third sector organisations, and local and national government in Scotland.

Connect website

You can read their latest newsletter here (January 2022

The newsletter has information on a range of topics including:

  • Connect Survey Report
  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Education Reform 
  • Introducing the Equality and Equity Toolkit
  • Connect Campaigns: Letter to the First Minister on the Health and Wellbeing Census
  • Latest Education Updates

You can subscribe to the Connect newsletter here

Updates from the National Parent Forum and Connect

Posted 8 October 2020

National Parent Forum

The National Parent Forum held its AGM on Saturday19 September 2020 and hosted a Q&A meeting with Depute First Minister John Swinney.

A report of the meeting is available on the Forum website

Read the latest newsletter from the National Parent Forum

Sessions for parents and parent groups from Connect

The October 2020 programme of free sessions for parents and parent groups from Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) is now available.

Connect October programme

The calendar has full details of sessions and booking links.  Places are free but booking is essential. 

Sessions include:

  • Constitutions for Parent Councils/PTAs
  • Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now
  • Social and Fundraising Events 
  • Online Meetings and AGMs
  • Sharing Ideas and Plans

Connect has also conducted a survey asking about children’s experiences back at school.  What’s changed?  Are communications going well?  Have blended learning plans been shared? 

Read more news from Connect on their website.