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National school leaver data school leaver dataNational school leaver dataIn order to help raise attainment and support school improvement, information is gathered each year on the attainment and destinations of school leavers across Scotland., PZ Content Page
Education glossary glossaryEducation glossaryThis glossary explains educational terms used on Parentzone Scotland. Clicking on highlighted words within the 'Find a school' section of the website will cause the associated glossary entry to open., PZ Content Page
Attending school schoolAttending schoolFind answers to your questions on school attendance, absence, and when your child should start school and leave school., PZ Content Page
Support your child's learning - simple tips in Gaelic and English your child's learning - simple tips in Gaelic and EnglishSupport your child's learning - simple tips in Gaelic and EnglishThe following documents offer simple tips to help you support your child's learning at home across the whole curriculum., PZ Content Page
Home education educationHome educationHow do you choose a school for your child? This section provides information on some of the different options available., PZ Content Page
Local state school state schoolLocal state schoolThis page outlines what should happen if you choose to send your child to a local state school., PZ Content Page
Gaelic Medium Education (Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig) Medium Education (Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig)Gaelic Medium Education (Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig)Learn more about Gaelic Medium Education, where it is available, how it is delivered, and how it might benefit your child., PZ Content Page
Centres of excellence of excellenceCentres of excellenceDo you have a talented child? They may benefit from attending one of Scotland's six national centres of excellence – schools which allow gifted children to maximise their potential., PZ Content Page
Understanding inspection and review inspection and reviewUnderstanding inspection and reviewThe inspection process aims to promote improvement and successful innovation that enhances learners' experiences in schools and early learning and childcare (ELC) settings., PZ Content Page
Inspection letter for parents letter for parentsInspection letter for parentsParents and carers will see a new, more concise letter published following school inspections as part of changes to the process. Similar changes will also see more concise letters published following inspections of early learning and childcare settings., PZ Content Page
Birds on Loch Leven (Primary) on Loch Leven (Primary)Birds on Loch Leven (Primary)In Kinross P7 pupils visited Vane Farm Nature Reserve. They learnt about birds, made some drawings and sketches then turned these into cards, which were sold to raise money for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)., PZ Content Page
Term dates datesTerm datesFind out about term dates and school holidays in your local authority., PZ Content Page
Financial assistance assistanceFinancial assistanceInformation on grants for school uniforms, the Educational Maintenance Allowance, tax credits and free school meals., PZ Content Page
Glow online resource online resourceGlow online resourceGlow is an online resource that teachers and staff use in school to enhance learning., PZ Content Page
Special schools and units schools and unitsSpecial schools and unitsAll children in Scotland have the right to be educated in a mainstream school. However, some chidren's needs may be better met in specialist settings., PZ Content Page
Parents' meetings' meetingsParents' meetingsLearn about parents' evenings and other opportunities to meet your child's teacher(s) and talk about how your child is doing in school., PZ Content Page
My child's record child's recordMy child's recordParents have the right to see their child's educational record (though there may be a small fee if you'd like a copy)., PZ Content Page
Down on the farm on the farmDown on the farmRothes Primary find that Curriculum for Excellence means playing and learning at the same time., PZ Content Page
Denominational education educationDenominational educationDenominational schools are run in the same way as other local authority schools. The majority of denominational state schools in Scotland are Roman Catholic., PZ Content Page
Kennel club - In the dog house (Secondary) club - In the dog house (Secondary)Kennel club - In the dog house (Secondary)Teachers, parents and children give their views, featuring examples from a numeracy project 'Kennel Club' from Deans Community High School., PZ Content Page
Independent schools schoolsIndependent schoolsIndependent schools (sometimes called private or fee-paying schools) are privately owned and self-financing., PZ Content Page
General school information school informationGeneral school informationFind out about attendance and absence, term dates, financial assistance, Glow and how to view your child's educational record., PZ Category Page GP0|#11fe4d79-e47b-4542-aac8-42e3c975e0bb;L0|#011fe4d79-e47b-4542-aac8-42e3c975e0bb|General school information;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#f5fc2aeb-1a4a-4469-9ad3-66e0acb3273e;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Inspection and review and reviewInspection and reviewThe inspection process aims to promote improvement and successful innovation that enhances learners' experiences in schools and early learning and childcare (ELC) settings., PZ Category Page GP0|#e41f853b-2c70-4e06-8c40-4d7f9e02e67a;L0|#0e41f853b-2c70-4e06-8c40-4d7f9e02e67a|Inspection and review;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#f5fc2aeb-1a4a-4469-9ad3-66e0acb3273e;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Choosing a school a schoolChoosing a schoolHow do you choose a school for your child? This section provides information on some of the different options available., PZ Category Page GP0|#84fcfa77-d741-4082-a920-4c98129b7960;L0|#084fcfa77-d741-4082-a920-4c98129b7960|Choosing a school;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#f5fc2aeb-1a4a-4469-9ad3-66e0acb3273e;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Gaelic Medium Education Medium EducationGaelic Medium EducationGaelic Medium Education is an option within Scottish education that gives children and young people an opportunity to become fluent in Gaelic., PZ Category Page GP0|#ca8967a2-8622-45b7-ae8e-780fe2f47368;L0|#0ca8967a2-8622-45b7-ae8e-780fe2f47368|Gaelic Medium Education;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#84fcfa77-d741-4082-a920-4c98129b7960;GPP|#f5fc2aeb-1a4a-4469-9ad3-66e0acb3273e;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
What are schools doing? are schools doing?What are schools doing?​To help you understand more about Curriculum for Excellence and what schools are doing to follow the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines, view these videos, which cover early years, primary and secondary stages., PZ Category Page GP0|#628b228b-8fd8-4fb6-bd4b-d7883035d6fe;L0|#0628b228b-8fd8-4fb6-bd4b-d7883035d6fe|What are schools doing?;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#f5fc2aeb-1a4a-4469-9ad3-66e0acb3273e;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
St Lukes High School - Health activities Lukes High School - Health activitiesSt Lukes High School - Health activitiesIn this video clip, boys from St Luke's High School discuss the school's health activities., PZ Content Page
CfE in action Perth Papers in action Perth PapersCfE in action Perth PapersLearn about how pupils improved their artistic skills and business management., PZ Content Page
Glenlee Primary - a personalised approach Primary - a personalised approachGlenlee Primary - a personalised approachGetting to know the children and considering ways of actively engaging them in their own learning., PZ Content Page
CfE in action pimp my trolley in action pimp my trolleyCfE in action pimp my trolleyPupils at Balfron High School investigated safety and shopping trolleys; using aspects from Mathematics, Physics and Technologies., PZ Content Page
Foghlam Meadhan Gàidhlig Meadhan GàidhligFoghlam Meadhan GàidhligTha Foghlam Meadhan Gàidhlig mar roghainn an taobh a-staigh foghlam ann an Alba a tha a’ toirt cothrom do chloinn agus do dhaoine òga a thighinn gu fileantachd ann an Gàidhlig., PZ Content Page

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