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
Got dyslexia? Here are some tips from Rachel about what teachers can do to help you at school.
Dyslexia – a different way of learning
1 in every 10 people has dyslexia.
Dyslexic people can do a lot of things, they just might do them in a different way.
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.
Know your rights
Pupil voice: why it’s important to listen to care-experienced young people
Hear from Lynzy about why it’s important care experienced voices are heard.
It’s not always easy to talk
Talking to someone you trust at school can be the first step to getting help.
Young people have a say
Make your voice heard
An advocate can help you make your voice heard at school.
Supporting LGBT young people at school
If you’re questioning your sexuality or whether to come out at school, find out about ways that schools can support LGBT pupils.
Autism and friendship – advice from a young person
We asked a young person with autism to come up with her top tips for making friends and talking to people at school.