Guidance for parents of students who use EAL: About the Scottish education system

Download these practical guidance documents for parents providing key information to help understand the Scottish education system, including:

  • How to find a school place;
  • Who's who in school;
  • What will be taught and tested in school.

The guidance is available in 12 of the most commonly used first languages in UK schools.

Practitioners are encouraged to share these translated resources and guidance with the parents of learners by email, by post, or face-to-face. During any conversations with parents, practitioners can also have copies of the relevant language flyer, and the English version for their own reference.

Primary school

Secondary school

Copyright
All rights reserved. Notwithstanding the stated permitted use of these guides "About the Scottish Education System: Primary Schools" and “About the Scottish Education System: Secondary Schools” being the following: "Teachers are encouraged to share these translated resources and guidance with the parents of their learners by email, by post, or face-to-face. During any conversations with parents, teachers can also have copies of the relevant language flyer, and the English version for their own reference". No part of this publication may be reproduced in any other form (including storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright owner. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher. Copyright © The Bell Educational Trust Limited (operating as The Bell Foundation). The Bell Educational Trust Limited is a charitable company limited by guarantee number 1048465, established on 5 April 1972, and a charity registered with the Charity Commission number 311585.

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