Youth Work & Education

Please see below for information and guidance for youth workers and organisations working in partnership with schools and supporting education recovery.

A statement on behalf of the youth work sector in Scotland

Developed with the Youth Work Covid-19 Recovery Group, this document outlines the planned approach to the delivery of youth work with children and young people through and out of each phase of lockdown.

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Scottish Government Equality Audit

The Equity Audit set out to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational experiences and attainment – for all children and young people and in particular for children and young people affected by poverty. It identifies the need for a whole system approach to continue closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

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Scottish Attainment Challenge

Resources and support from YouthLink Scotland regarding working in partnership with formal education to close the poverty-related attainment gap and support education recovery.

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What Scotland Learned

Education Scotland’s collection of inspiring stories about how practitioners across Scotland have responded during the COVID-19 crisis. Contains examples from the youth work sector and illustrates the key role of youth work during education recovery.

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Covid-19 Education Recovery: Youth work – A Guide for Schools

Developed with the Youth Work COVID-19 Recovery Group, this document explains how youth work can help schools to close the poverty-related attainment gap and improve outcomes for all children and young people.

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SQA statement on coursework for national courses

SQA has released an update on how COVID-19 will affect pupils across Scotland, including exams and how final grades will be determined.

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Education Scotland resources for practitioners

Education Scotland has a number of useful resources to support practitioners in developing online opportunities for learning at home. The resources will be supplemented as time goes on.

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Young Scot learning resources

Young Scot has created some learning resources to support home learning/education around COVID-19 and other relevant information topics for young people.

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Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting Across Scotland has pulled together a rich resource of links and educational resources.

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Commission on School Reform

​Report - Assessment and Equal Opportunities in Scottish Secondary Schools: the role of examinations and coursework​

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Digital resources for libraries

The Scottish Library and Information Council has produced a digital hub packed with learning resources, including a dedicated section for children and young people.

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#YouthWorkAtHome

Awards Network members have developed a range of activities and resources in response to Covid-19 to support fun, learning and youth achievement at home. These include resources from Boys' Brigade, Duke of Edinburgh, Girlguiding Scotland and more.

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