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. 


Having your 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. 


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

Pupils with dyslexia have strengths as well as challenges but what helps the most at school is when the teacher understands. Here are some top tips form Rachel, a Young Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, about what she thinks teachers can do to help.

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia – a different way of learning

1 in every 10 people has dyslexia. 

Some of the most successful people in the world have dyslexia… Keira Knightley, Steven Spielberg and Jamie Oliver all have it.

People with dyslexia are often very creative and good at problem solving. Having dyslexia might mean you need help with reading, writing or remembering.

Get more info and support from Dyslexia Unwrapped, the online hub for young people. 

Here’s a great film from the British Dyslexia Association


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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LGBT

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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Youth voice

What you told Reach when we visited schools to ask what you think…..

We learn so much from listening to you. Here’s the first of our infographics from the recent school visits we did – the youth voice on school problems.

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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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