Welcome to PINS

The Pupil Inclusion Network is Scotland’s largest network supporting the voluntary sector and partners in work with learners who are vulnerable or excluded.

How to stop shouting at your students

Kick the habit and understand why it’s an ineffective way to solve discipline problems.
Go to PINS theme: ACEs

Young people's experience of education and training

Young people say a focus on attainment and qualifications means neglecting support needs.
Go to PINS theme: Critical Stance

Education Reform statement from Deputy First Minister

Includes development of Regional Improvement Collaboratives and routes into teaching.
Go to PINS theme: Attainment

Supporting “the most frustrating kids”

“On my best day as a teacher I will say I care about every child. ….and then there are bad days”.
Go to PINS theme: ACEs

A talk to teachers

Seminal essay from James Baldwin: “Let’s begin by saying that we are living through a very dangerous time”.
Go to PINS theme: Critical Stance

Education Scotland announce a new approach to improvement

Increasing the number of school inspections and shared inspections with Care Inspectorate.
Go to PINS theme: Curriculum

More music will impact on attainment

A school in Bradford has seen great impact on literacy and wellbeing from its music programme.
Go to PINS theme: Attainment

Measuring the Attainment Gap

Consultation on proposals for measuring and closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
Go to What’s new: Consultations

Teach all learners as if they have dyslexia

There is a great deal we can learn from dyslexic teaching methods.
Go to PINS theme: Curriculum

Support and information dedicated to self-harm recovery, insight and support

A safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on.
Go to PINS theme: Health and Wellbeing> Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

How Dad-Friendly is your school?

The East Lothian Father-Friendly Schools project shares learning and ideas.
Go to PINS theme: Parents

Site updated: Monday, October 9, 2017