Find out what your child is entitled to in terms of learning and support as they progress through their education. From early years to primary, secondary and beyond, you will find useful advice on helping these transitions go smoothly, along with information on keeping your child safe online.
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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.
The first years of your child’s education – from birth to the start of primary school - are often called the 'early years'.
Children 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.
The secondary school curriculum has two distinct phases: the broad general education (S1-S3) and the senior phase.
Even though your child leaves school, it's important that their education continues to be designed and developed around them as an individual.
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.