Young People to Shape the Future of Their Schools

Date: 1st November 2016
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

Following the Deputy First Minister's September announcement of a major governance review into the way schools are run, the review is seeking direct input from children and young people themselves.

Young Scot, in partnership with Children in Scotland and Scottish Youth Parliament, is taking forward the engagement programme, which will secure input from a diverse range of young people with different life experiences - including those from urban and rural settings, in the care system, and who have a disability.

Young Scot, Children in Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament have been awarded £61,202 to carry out engagement events with young people covering the following topics:

  • Governance - what things do they think teachers should be able to do.
  • Equity - do they think school is fair and the same for everyone.
  • Empowerment - how involved are they in what happens in the school.
  • Community involvement - their views on involving local communities in education.
  • Wider support - how could they have better support in and out with the classroom.
  • Joining up - how can schools help other schools to do better.
  • Find out more about the governance review here.