Growing up in Scotland: 2022 -26
The Scottish Government published Best Start: strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland 2022-26 (6 October 2022). The report sets out how the benefits of investment in 1140 hours of high quality funded early learning and childcare will be embedded. It also explains the approach to expanding [...]
Let’s Talk Scottish Education – invitation from the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of our education system to join the National Discussion. Have your voice heard and help develop a vision for the future of education in Scotland. What kind of education, skills, knowledge and support do you think young people [...]
New funding for Scottish schools to support them to learn about children’s rights
This Child in the City article (13 June 2022) has shared the news that the Scottish Government is providing funding to deliver UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools programme to 2,400 primary and secondary state schools across Scotland.
Protecting and enhancing nature in Scotland
The Scottish Government have announced more funding for local nature restoration projects (6 June 2022). This is aimed at tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Local authority guidance to nurture young people though contact with nature
This briefing note for COSLA sets out key features and principles for Nature-based Solutions (NbS). It shows how these approaches contribute to a number of key Local Government priorities. Have a look at the prominent section on learning and play outdoors in nature. There are also useful summary references to [...]