Money and housing issues

Pupil voice: How poverty affects young people

Money issues? You’re not the only one.

Here are some ways schools can help pupils whose families are struggling with the costs of the school day:

  1. school clothing grants
  2. help to access money and welfare advice
  3. help with food or other costs during school holidays.

Get advice from Child Poverty Action Group Scotland and check out their film.


Pupil Voice: What your teacher can do to support you if you have dyslexia

Got dyslexia? Here are some tips from Rachel, a Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, about what teachers can do to help you at school. Whatever challenges you’re going through, never forget you have many strengths too….

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Support for learning

I’m finding it hard to concentrate at school

5 top tips if you find it hard to focus at school.

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Your rights

You have the right to have a say in the support you need at school

Find out about your rights to be supported, included, listened to and involved in decisions at school.

I want to know more about my rights. 

Mental health

It’s not always easy to speak up about your problems

If you’re having a hard time at school, it’s not always easy to talk about it. But talking to someone you trust at school can be the first step to getting help.

Get tips on dealing with all sorts of issues that can make school difficult. 


Supporting LGBT young people at school

If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, find out about ways that schools can support you

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Pupil participation

Pupil Voice: participation at my school means “every single pupil has a voice”

Rachel’s views on pupil participation: What my school is doing to give pupils more say in decision making

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Support for learning

Want to write to the council about your support needs? You can use this letter….

If you feel you need more support at school or you don’t like the support you’re getting, talking to somebody you trust in school is a good place to start. You should be listened to and taken seriously. If this isn’t happening, you can write a letter to the council. Here’s a template you can use.

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Having your say

Pupil voice: my advice for dealing with school problems

Having your say

Pupil voice: my advice if you’re feeling down about school