Changing School

Pupil voice: moving to high school and getting support for my dyslexia

Hear from Abby about her experience about having dyslexia and changing schools.

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Your rights

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.

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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

Got dyslexia? Here are some tips from Rachel about what teachers can do to help you at school.

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Dyslexia

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.

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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Your rights

Know your rights


Care experienced

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.

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Mental health

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.

My Rights My Say can help you to use your rights.