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Information for Parents

Parents and carers are key partners in their children’s education and have a vital role in supporting their child’s learning, choices and chances in life. Scottish Government recognises the need for parents to have high quality, easily accessible information about their child’s education and works with schools and others to ensure that everyone finds a way of being fully included in a way that is right for them.

One of best ways to become involved in your child’s education is through your parent council and by reading your school’s handbook.

More information about the work of parent councils can be found here.

School handbooks should provide parents with a rich source of information about their own school and how to get involved in their child’s education.

Find out more about school handbooks here

Learning in Scotland is delivered through Curriculum for Excellence which aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need to flourish in learning, life and work, now and in the future.

To find out more about Curriculum for Excellence, exams and qualifications, study, work and training possibilities for your child, we recommend the following websites which are designed especially to answer the questions of parents and carers.

For information about Curriculum for Excellence, learning and teaching in Scotland.

Information on the revised National 5 qualification for academic year 2017/18

For information on assessment, exams and qualifications 

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has created resources, advice and support on schools and education for parents and carers. Find out more about help for parents from the National Parent Forum of Scotland