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.

Language rich learning for all

When children start school unable to speak, read or write English the job of integrating pupils rests with the classroom teacher.
Go to PINS Theme: Curriculum

ASH Scotland and Play Scotland call for smoke-free play

Tobacco-free spaces create a healthier, safer environment.
Go to PINS Theme: Early Years

31 things your kid should be doing instead of homework

A changing view of homework for younger learners.
Go to PINS Theme: Critical Stance

Exclusion from school can lead to long-term mental-health problems

Excluding children from school can lead to long-term psychiatric problems and distress.
Go to PINS Theme: School Exclusion

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Massive Open Online Course

Follow this free online course to follow the journey of Billy, a 12-year-old boy and the risks and vulnerabilities in his life.
Go to PINS Theme: Looked After Children

Doing our Best!

Children’s Parliament Aberdeen City programme sees impact on learner self-perception and the development of rights-based relationships.
Go to PINS Theme: Attainment

Dyslexia Masterclass

Dyslexia Scotland has received funding from the Scottish Government to deliver a Masterclass for teachers.
Go to PINS Theme: Curriculum

National Youth Work Conference and YouthLink Scotland AGM

Exploring youth work and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
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> November

Youth work as informal education

Dona Milne, Chair of the National Youth Work Research Group, explores why increasing educational attainment in Scotland means more than investing in schools alone.
Go to PINS Theme: Attainment

Parent Club

Hints and tips from other parents and experts to support parents from pregnancy through the early years.
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Royal Caledonian Education Trust Practitioners conference

Event for professionals interested in or involved in supporting the education and wellbeing of Armed Forces children and young people.
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> November

Site updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017