In Scotland, children can attend nursery from an early age. At 5 years old it is a legal requirement that they receive formal education.
At school they learn, make friends and become more independent.
There are a number of things to consider around participation in education:
We know that children (and parents!) function best when the early morning routine is not stressful. Getting to school in a calm and relaxed state will enable your child to make the most of learning.
Once at school there are several things to consider with respect to your child moving around within school.
The broad general education, (S1-S3) is designed around planned experiences that build on the skills and knowledge developed during earlier stages of your child's education.
See curriculum levels for a general guide to children's progression through the broad general education. However, it is important to remember that your child will progress at their own pace - the curriculum is designed to be flexible to permit careful planning for those with additional support needs, including those who have a learning difficulty and those who are particularly able or talented.
At the end of the broad general education, your child will be supported in planning a course of study through what is commonly called the senior phase. The senior phase provides scope for more specialised study and gaining qualifications.
Parenting Across Scotland has a downloadable booklet Top 10 Tips on Starting High School.