STEP is a national knowledge exchange centre supporting equitable access to education for mobile communities. It is funded mainly by Scottish Government and is based at the University of Edinburgh. Our vision is to be a centre for excellence supporting education leaders, teachers, and families to ensure that education is accessible, authentic and has the highest expectations for all children and young people from mobile cultures in Scotland. More…
Coming soon!Behind the scenes we are working hard to bring together our portals for young people, families and educators into one place. Check back at the end of the month to see our updated website.
– Providing remote learning for traveller families –
where to start
The STEP Digital Families Programme supports the use of digital devices to increase educational opportunities for children and all family members. We provide digital kit, culturally-relevant, resources and a staff support network. Find out more and get involved.
The Planner is for short and medium term planning with children and families. The planner is designed to accompany the Digital Families Programme and is useful for families who are not familiar with supporting learning at home. Get a free copy or download a digital version.
USING THE LEARNING APP
Personalised and easy to use, the STEP Learning App offers an intuitive, two-way communication between learners and teachers. Use it to plan, share learning and reflect on progress together. The app is free and hosted on a secure server.
– RESOURCES –
Find a range of practical ideas and resources that can be used with young people in school and home settings here and on the STEP-Families website.
These case studies will inspire by demonstrating a range of approaches that make connections between practice and policy.
Find a range of resources to support educators to improve learning and teaching for all children and young people from travelling communities.
– RESEARCH & REPORTS –
Find a range of STEP publications relating to education for mobile communities.
Find academic materials relating to education and mobile communities.
POLICY & GUIDANCE
Find policy papers and reports relating to education and mobile communities.