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.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at PINS!

Inclusion, Exclusion and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Learning

PINS latest event, in association with NHS Health Scotland, brings together several linked interests for PINS members – exclusion, bullying and adverse childhood experiences – with our main focus on learning of course.
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10 things we do to make a difference

A new profile from Early Years Scotland, tackling the attainment gap by providing direct support for 4,000 children through family-focused Early Learning and Childcare.
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“Dear Teacher, I know my behaviour makes you mad, but you need to understand what my life is like”

Jaz Ampaw-Farr pens a note to her former teacher.
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Call for tripling of mental health budget for children and young people

A coalition of leading independent and third sector children and young people’s service providers has called for an additional near £100 million investment a year in mental health services for children and young people, almost tripling the current budget.
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Children reflect on transitions and life at school

Children in P7 and S1 help us understand the experience of transition and how relationships are when you are 11 and 12 years old. ‘Life at school’ for Primary age children.
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Life at school’ for new Secondary school children.
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The happiest people marry teachers

Teachers are loving and giving. This is why the happiest people end up marrying teachers.
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Consultation: Guidance on the Presumption of Mainstreaming

Have a say on guidance that aims to ensure that local authorities apply mainstreaming as intended.
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Site updated: Monday, December 11, 2017