Out of school

Pupil voice: I’m at risk of exclusion. This is how the Inclusion Unit helped me.

Reach met with a group of young people about how the Inclusion Unit at their school has helped them keep learning.

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Out of school

Pupil Voice: the importance of having a safe space at school

Sometimes it may seem hard to control your behaviour. What may help is having somewhere where you can take a step back from it all and have a re-think – a safe space at school.

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Money and housing issues

Support at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. A youth group from Shelter share their ideas for extra help that might make school easier for them.

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Alcohol and drugs

Drugs and alcohol – issues and support

What are the biggest issues surrounding drug and alcohol use among young people?

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Support for learning

Pupil voice: “Don’t fight your stammer, embrace it”

Did you know that about 1 in every 100 people has a stammer? Hear from Fraser about his experiences and the advice he has for someone living with a stammer.

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Autism

Living with autism – Five things that help

Autism is a condition that affects how you learn and how you relate to people and things happening around you. Watch a film with top tips and find out how you can campaign for change.

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Changing School

Pupil voice: moving to high school and getting support for my dyslexia

If you’ve got dyslexia and are changing schools, you may have worries about what it will be like and if you’ll get the support you need. Here’s some advice from a pupil who knows how you feel….

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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.


Dyslexia

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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