Growing up in Scotland: early experiences of primary school

This research report highlights the key findings from the Growing up in Scotland early experiences study.


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Cassels, J. and Stewart, R. (2002) Breakfast Service Provision for School Age Children: A Mapping Exercise, Edinburgh: Health Education Board for Scotland.

Consumer Focus Scotland (2009) Making the Difference? The impact of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.

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Desforges, C. and Abouchaar, A. (2003) The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and Adjustment: A Literature Review. DfES Research Report 433.

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Halle, T., Zaslow, M., Zaff, J., Calkins, J., & Margie, N. (2000) Background for Community-Level Work on School Readiness: A Review of Definitions, Assessments, and Investment Strategies, Child Trends Report, Washington: Child Trends.Hansen, K. (Ed.) (2008) Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey: A User's Guide to Initial Findings, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies .

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Parkes, A., Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Overweight, obesity and activity, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Physical Activity Task Force (2003) Let's Make Scotland More Active: A strategy for physical activity, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Reid K. (2006) An evaluation of inspection reports on primary school attendance. Educational Research 48(3) 267-286.

Riddell S, Tisdall K, Kane J and Mulderrig J. (2006) Literature review of pupils with Additional Support Needs, Final Report to the Scottish Executive Education Department.

Russell, K. and Granville, S. (2005) Parents' views on improving parental involvement in children's education, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Saluja, G., Scott-Little, C. and Clifford, M. (2000) "Readiness for School: A Survey of State Policies and Definitions", Early Childhood Research and Practice, 2(2).

Scottish Centre for Social Research (2011) Evaluating the impact of 'The Big Eat In': Final Report, Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

Scottish Community Diet Project (2004) Breakfast Clubs: More of a Head Start, Glasgow: Scottish Consumer Council.

Scottish Executive (2002) Hungry for Success: A Whole School Approach to School Meals in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Scottish Executive (2003) Social Focus on Urban Rural Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication.

Scottish Executive (2005a) Getting it Right for Every Child: Proposals For Action: Section 3 Integrated Assessment, Planning and Recording Framework: Supporting Paper 1: The process and content of an Integrated Framework and the implications for implementation

The Scottish Executive (2005b) Supporting Childrens' Learning: Code of practice, Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

Scottish Government (2007) Included , Engaged and Involved part 1: attendance in Scottish schools, Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Support for Learning Division.

Scottish Government (2009) School Meals in Scotland, 2009, Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Scottish Government (2008) Curriculum for Excellence - Building the Curriculum 3: a framework for learning and teaching, Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2010) Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2010) Pupils in Scotland 2010 Supplementary Data, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2011) Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs - The Doran Review Interim Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2011a) Scotland's People Annual report: Results from 2009/2010 Scottish Household Survey, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2011b) Attendance and Absence 2010/11 Supplementary data set, Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Scottish Government (2011c) Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.2, Web only: The Scottish Government .

Special Educational Needs Information Act - An Analysis 2011 Department for Education.

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