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.
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.
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.
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:
- school clothing grants
- help to access money and welfare advice
- help with food or other costs during school holidays.
Get advice from Child Poverty Action Group Scotland and check out their film.
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.
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.
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.
Supporting LGBT young people at school
If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, find out about ways that schools can support you
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.
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