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The National Anti-Bullying Approach: a public forum

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Parents, would you like the opportunity to share your thoughts on the refresh of the national anti-bullying approach? NPFS is holding a consultation event which will provide parents with an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on the proposals.

When? Wednesday 27th January, 6:30pm-8:30pm – refreshments available from 6pm

Where?  National Parent Forum of Scotland offices in Edinburgh (Children in Scotland, First Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ)

Who is it for? Any parent with a child of school age and an interest in this topic.

Who is running the event? The event is being hosted by NPFS and the discussions will be facilitated by the Scottish Government, with input from respectme, the national anti-bullying service.

To register interest in attending, or for more information, please contact Gillian Myers at or 0131 313 8842.

For full details visit 

Annual conference of the National Parent Forum of Scotland

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland are delighted to announce that this year’s conference will be held on Saturday 14th November at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre in central Glasgow. The theme of the conference will be attainment and achieving from a parental perspective. The conference is completely free to attend and all are welcome. They are keen to get as many parents along as possible, so please spread this information widely!

On the day there will be a keynote speech and Q&A session, along with full agenda of seminars and workshops run by leading figures in education, and an exciting kids’ programme, including a creche.

Further details and information on how to book a place will be available shortly. In the meantime, please register interest by emailing

National Parent Forum’s revision materials for National 5’s

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland has prepared a series of revision support materials for learners who are about to sit the new National 5 qualifications. The Revision in a Nutshell subject guides are designed to complement learning and revision in the classroom. Either visit and click on the ‘For Learners’ tab or use this direct link:

The guides, which are currently being added to the NPFS website, will cover 20 of the most popular subjects.

They provide links to:

•SQA Specimen Papers and marking instructions
•useful SQA past papers and marking instructions, with questions listed
•school websites with helpful course content and revision activities
•revision materials on BBC Bitesize, YouTube and to teacher blogs

Two updates up close: ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’ and ‘Revision Resources for Learners’

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland reminds us to have up-close looks at ‘Nationals in a Nutshell‘ and ‘Revision Resources for Learners‘, available with many other resources too on the ‘GLOW Scotland’ blog. The Nationals update focusses on assessment requirements and provisions.

E-news update, Spring 2014, from the National Parent Forum of Scotland

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This just in from Iain Ellis, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland:

‘We are pleased to start the year by providing you with some great new information leaflets about the National Qualifications. You can find ‘Nationals: Assessment in a Nutshell’ and ‘Pointers for Parents and Pupils: Supporting Learning and Revision’ here. Every S3 and S4 parent/carer is to receive an envelope of information leaflets about the new National Qualifications, including these, via schools. Please ask at your school if you have not yet received this. E-mail us with any further queries or comments. We are very grateful to the Scottish Government and the Association of Directors of Education Scotland for their support. Several of our National Parent Forum area reps have S4 children — so we know how important clear, accessible information is. In this first year of the National Qualifications, we greatly appreciate how hard teachers and pupils are working.

At a recent launch event for our two new leaflets, S3 and S4 parents from Dumbarton Academy had the opportunity to gather information and to discuss the new qualifications with Scottish Government, Education Scotland, BBC Learning and Scholar. Feedback from the event was very positive, with parents welcoming the chance to fully engage. We hope to see more of this type of event-based, face-to-face parental involvement in schools across Scotland.

The National Parent Forum has been following and supporting the Curriculum for Excellence journey from the outset, raising your questions and issues, working with education partners to strengthen communication and interaction with parents. We will continue to do this. Please keep your queries and comments coming.’


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