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Studentship opportunity: Positive Secondary School Transitions | Application deadline 4 April 2021

Positive Secondary School Transitions: Improving multi-agency working with school pupils identified as being at risk of making a poor transition is a studentship funded by the ESRC through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

Final report 'In isolation instead of in school' now published

The final report of the project 'In isolation instead of in school (INISS): Young people’s experiences of COVID-19 and effects on mental health and education' has now been published.

Inclusion Podcasts, Dr. Joanne Banks, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Joanne Banks from the Trinity College has conducted a series of podcasts to capture different perspectives on school inclusion.

Latest title on autonomy, rights and children with SENs | 14 Dec 2020

Our latest title "Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Educational Needs: Understanding Capacity across Contexts", authored by Professor Sheila Riddell has now been published.

Riddell's interview on inclusion education on Inclusion Dialogue Podcast | 10 Dec 2020

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed on the Inclusive Dialogue Podcast by Trinity College Dublin on 10th December 2020.

Riddell's presentation on social justice and children's rights to Inclusion Dialogue Podcast Launch | 26 Nov 2020

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to speak on 'Social Justice, Children’s Rights and Inclusive Education' at the School of Education 2020-21 Research Webinar: Inclusion Dialogue Podcast Launch organised by Trinity College Dublin on the 26th November 2020.

Riddell's presentation on inclusion to Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí Inicio, Mexico | 10 Nov 2020

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to give a keynote speech on education inclusion to a virtual international symposium organised by the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí Inicio, Mexico on the 10th November 2020.

Blog for World Mental Health Day | 13 Oct 2020

Professor Gillean McCluskey was invited to contribute to a blog about the importance of mental health – particularly for children in light of the COVID situation – for the World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2020.

Survey on In isolation instead of in school (INISS) | 23 Sep 2020

How do young people in Scotland feel about COVID-19, school closures and exam cancellations?

Independent Children's Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) on the response to COVID-19 in Scotland | 21 Sep 2020

The Observatory of Children's Human Rights Scotland was asked by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland to conduct a thorough analysis of how emergency laws and procedures around COVID-19 impacted the human rights of children and young people in Scotland.

McCluskey's post to BERA Blog on school exclusion rates in England | 17 March 2020

Professor Gillean McCluskey contributed a post to BERA Blog entitled "Why do school exclusion rates continue to rise in England?"

McCluskey interviewed by TES on Scotland's falling rates of exclusion | 7 Feb 2020

Professor Gillean McCluskey was interviewed by Emma Seith from Tes Scotland about reasons behind permanent exclusions now being wiped out in Scottish schools.

Riddell's presentation on ASL at Scotland Policy Conference | 27 Nov 2019

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to give a keynote speech at the keynote seminar "Additional support for learning in Scotland: identifying needs, improving delivery, and support for the teaching workforce" organised by the Scotland Policy Conferences at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 27th November 2019.

Riddell's presentation at Umeå University | 21-22 Nov 2019

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to speak at the symposium "Research, Policy and Practice- Current Influences on Special Education" organised by Umeå University in Swede on the 21st-22nd November 2019.

'Postcode lottery' flawed for access to university, The Sunday Times reported | 10 Nov 2019

A study conducted by Professor Lindsay Paterson, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Dr Elisabet Weedon suggests that positive discrimination measures used in Scotland in an attempt to open up universities to more students from poorer backgrounds by reducing requirements based on postcodes are seriously flawed. The research findings were noted by John Boothman from the Sunday Times on the 10th November 2019.

Riddell's presentation on disability to the 50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow seminar | 10-11 Sep 2019

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the seminar "50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow" organised by the Department of Sociology at the University of Glasgow on the 10-11th September 2019.