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Early years yearsEarly yearsThe first years of your child’s education – from birth to the start of primary school - are often called the 'early years'., PZ Content Page
Internet safety safetyInternet safetyThe information on this page will help you understand some of the issues in more detail and also direct you to other sources of online information if you have further questions or concerns., PZ Content Page
Getting it right for every child it right for every childGetting it right for every childGetting it right for every child (known as GIRFEC) is the national approach intended to make sure that all the people who support your child work together seamlessly to give you and your child the right help at the right time., PZ Content Page
Changing school schoolChanging schoolThis information is for you if your child is moving to a new school - for example, if you have moved home or if your child is about to start secondary school., PZ Content Page
Secondary school schoolSecondary schoolThe secondary school curriculum has two distinct phases: the broad general education (S1-S3) and the senior phase., PZ Content Page
Primary school schoolPrimary schoolChildren in Scotland usually start primary school in the August term when they are aged between four-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years old. Your child will be at primary school for seven years before progressing to secondary school., PZ Content Page
Children's rights's rightsChildren's rightsAll children are entitled to basic human rights, as detailed in the 54 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child., PZ Content Page
Beyond school schoolBeyond schoolEven though your child leaves school, it's important that their education continues to be designed and developed around them as an individual., PZ Content Page
Starting school schoolStarting schoolChildren in Scotland usually start primary school in the August term after their fifth birthday. This generally means that children start school when they are aged between four-and-a-half and five-and-a-half., PZ Content Page
Leaving school schoolLeaving schoolEvery young person who is leaving compulsory education and moving on to further learning, training or employment should receive an offer of post-16 learning., PZ Content Page
Curriculum for Excellence - learner entitlements for Excellence - learner entitlementsCurriculum for Excellence - learner entitlementsCurriculum for Excellence makes a number of statements about what every child and young person is entitled to experience, PZ Content Page
School food and drink - food education food and drink - food educationSchool food and drink - food educationFind out what food and drink can be served in schools and how you can support your child's healthy eating., PZ Content Page
What are transitions? are transitions?What are transitions?Transitions and changes are part of everyone's life. The vast majority of children and young people look forward to moving on. However transitions can be challenging and support from parents and staff can help transitions go more smoothly., PZ Content Page
Transitions are the moves that children and young people make from stage to stage. Find out how you can support your child and help transitions go smoothly., PZ Category Page GP0|#b0a52c4e-bca4-4cbe-b69f-fa42cd647595;L0|#0b0a52c4e-bca4-4cbe-b69f-fa42cd647595|Transitions;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#621d8f56-8d68-4394-9ef4-9c49d1566fd8;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
What is my child entitled to? is my child entitled to?What is my child entitled to?Both the 'Getting It Right For Every Child' approach and Scotland's 3-18 curriculum provide clear statements about the support and learning that your child is entitled to receive., PZ Category Page GP0|#ef0bcc3e-7cce-490e-849b-10df15d7a398;L0|#0ef0bcc3e-7cce-490e-849b-10df15d7a398|What is my child entitled to?;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#621d8f56-8d68-4394-9ef4-9c49d1566fd8;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
From home to early learning and childcare home to early learning and childcareFrom home to early learning and childcareAll three and four-year-old children, and some two-year-olds, in Scotland have the entitlement to 600 hours per year of early learning and childcare., PZ Content Page

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