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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Your rights

Your 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. 


Care experienced

Pupil voice: why it’s important to listen to care-experienced young people

“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”.

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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. 


Young people have a say

An advocate can help you make your voice heard at school

Did you know that you have the right to have a say in decisions made about your support at school? Watch this to find out how an advocate can help you make your voice heard.

My Rights My Say can help you to use your rights. 


Autism

Pupil voice: Jordan’s views on her life at school with autism

Friendships, the support base and bullying – young campaigner Jordan reflects on her time at school with autism

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Young people have a say

Pupil voice: my advice for dealing with school problems


Eating

Does worrying about how you look hold you back at school? Let’s get real…

If you find it hard to feel confident at school because of how you look, you’re not alone. Find out how the Be Real campaign is out to change our ideas about the ‘perfect body’.

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