Schools

  • A guide for parents about school exclusion for Scottish Government (2013) TASC are currently reviewing current legislation and guidance on school attendance and meeting with parents/carers across Scotland in the development of this information booklet on school exclusion.
  • The Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland for Scottish Government (on-going since 2006) TASC designs, facilitates and manages day to day the PINS network which seeks to improve how we engage and connect voluntary sector providers to Scottish Government and Scottish Education. Via a comprehensive web based resource and a series of seminars and events, TASC raises the issues at the heart of work with children and young people who are disaffected/disengaged/excluded from school. More at http://www.pinscotland.org
  • An assessment of needs for anti bullying services for Scottish Executive Education Department (2005) SEED commissioned TASC to undertake a national, comprehensive and inclusive exercise to assess the nature and extent of needs for anti-bullying services. TASC involved a range of stakeholders across Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities to explore the need for services to tackle bullying, to describe good practice and to suggest appropriate targets in terms of the nature and extent of future services. TASC findings were used to design the tender specification for the provision of anti bullying services which were subsequently commissioned by the Scottish Government.
  • TASC worked with Midlothian Council (2001) and with Angus Council (2003) to evaluate their school-based drug and alcohol education programmes. Both studies sought to examine the drug/alcohol related knowledge and understanding amongst both primary and secondary school pupils, to identify both staff and pupil needs in relation to delivery of school based drug and alcohol education and to work with external agencies to assess their role in school based learning in this key area.
  • Young People’s Views on their Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenting Education (RSHP) in School
    In 2014 (for Glasgow City Council) and in 2015 (for NHS Lothian) TASC were commissioned to ascertain young people’s views on their RSHP learning. Using small group discussion and a detailed survey tool young people talked about teaching and learning at school, talking and learning at home and the impact and importance of this learning. 
  • RSHP learning and young people with ASL/SEB needs for NHS Lothian/Healthy Respect (2015) On behalf of HR TASC identified the Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) learning activity that is taking place in non-mainstream establishments or centres who work with young people of secondary school age with disabilities, Additional Support for Learning (ASL) needs or Social, Emotional or Behavioural Needs (SEBN) and identified the kind of education support services that colleagues working in the field would like to see provided.