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. 


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. 


Changing School

Pupil voice: leaving primary school

Leaving primary school for secondary school is a massive deal! It’s a big change that can be worrying but also exciting.

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Your rights

Inclusive Education

How can sharing what it’s like to receive additional support in school help other young people?

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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 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. What extra help 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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Bullying

Pupil voice: talking about bullying

Bullying can take many forms, from teasing someone to online bullying on social media.

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Mental health

Why tell someone?

Wise words from the young people at Aye Mind 

Looking for more resources to support mental wellbeing – click here.


Support for learning

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

Hear from Fraser about his experiences and the advice he has for someone living with a stammer.

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Money and housing issues

Feel like how much money your family has is affecting your friendships?

What young people say about how money issues affect friendship, and six things schools can do to help

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