Having your say
Young people from all over Scotland call for more say in how schools are run
How do young people want to be involved in decision-making in schoool? Find out what over 1,000 Scottish pupils have to say.
“I’m Jenny…. and this is MY autism”
“Having autism is unique – it’s not painful, or itchy, or sore – it’s just how I see the world”. Check out this Fixers film and hear a girl called Jenny on a campaign to end the stigma about having Aspergers and to show it’s no reason to stop believing in yourself….
Having your say
3 reasons why pupil participation at school matters
There are lots of ways that pupils can get involved in decision making at school. But why does pupil participation matter? Here are 3 good reasons.
Lyla: “If I wasn’t dyslexic I wouldn’t be me, I am what you see”
With the right support people with dyslexia can achieve incredible things. Check out this poem by a pupil called Lyla.
Young carer has her say on leaving school and the difference support can make
Young carers do an amazing job juggling caring and school work, but it’s not always easy. If you’re caring for someone at home, the right support can make all the difference in helping you get the most out of school. Check out young carer Lauren’s story.
Young carers’ views – feeling ok?
“Coping with being a young carer is difficult, yes, but I feel proud that I’m making sure my family are okay”. Young carers share their views with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland.
Young people in foster care have their say “Give me a chance”
Young champions from the Fostering Network Scotland have made an ace film called “Give me a Chance” about the positive role that foster care can have in young people’s lives.
Support for learning
Getting it right for all pupils
Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) can make a big difference to pupils’ lives. Find out how.
What helps young people feel included in school?
“For me, talking and listening are the key to true inclusion” Mark Stewart, Young Inclusion Ambassador talks about his experience of school.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is listening to 1,000 care experienced voices
“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”. Find out why listening to care experienced young people is so important.