primary schools

Growing up in Scotland: early experiences of primary school - parental involvement in school activities

Document which is part of a series that summarises key findings from the sixth sweep of the study, which was collected in 2010/11 when children in the birth cohort were aged almost 6 years old.

It is one of two summaries which presents key findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study report 'Early experiences of Primary School'.

Supporting pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream primary schools

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by review groups linked to the EPPI-Centre. The findings are taken from a systematic review of research to assess what is known about the effectiveness of different strategies relevant to supporting children with EBD in mainstream primary classrooms. The aim is to facilitate teaching and learning for all pupils.The review is based on studies published up to 1999. A subsequent review searched the literature from 1999 to 2002, but found no conclusive results. This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library.

Systematic literature review on the perceptions of ways in which support staff work to support pupils’ social and academic engagement in primary classrooms (1988–2003)

This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.