Pupil voice: dyslexia and changing high school in Scotland
Hear from Abby about her experience about having dyslexia and changing schools.
Know your rights: the UN Convention on the rights of the child
Find out about your rights to be listened to and involved in decisions made about your support in school.
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.