Useful websites for parents

Please see the Learning Resources section for links to websites which provide interactive and informative learning opportunities for parents and children.

The following websites provide official information and background on parenting and education in Scotland.

  • www.edinburgh.gov.ukcontains information for parents and information on Edinburgh schools.
  • http://www.parentzonescotland.gov.ukparents can find out about everything from school term dates to exam results. This site also offers information for pre-5 and post school. It also lists relevant publications for parents and provides hyper- links to other useful organisations.
  • Keeping Safe online.  Child Exploitation and Online Protection gives the latest information on the web sites you like to visit, social networking, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
  • Parents can access school and local authority HMIe inspection reports and find out more about the work of Education Scotland.
  • Parents can find out about individual schools. They can choose a school and select what type of information they need such as Education Scotland reports, exam results, stay on rates and free school meal entitlement.
  • Childline Bullying Pages contain information for parents and children on varying forms of bullying and provides help for parents and children who are affected by bullying.
  • Respect Me is Scotland’s anti-bullying service. Contains information for parents and children on varying forms of bullying and provides help for parents and children who are affected by bullying
  • Education Scotland  – provides information and advice for parents as well as support and resources for education in Scotland
  • Equality Human Rights contains information for everyone on equality laws within the government and local authorities.

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