Sep 052018

Are you interested in developing your skills in delivering music in the classroom?

Creative Arts in Schools Team (CAST) launched Get Creative in 2018, a music resource aimed at all primary teachers, packed full of creative ideas, activities and learning outcomes to enable you to deliver musical activities with your class, regardless of your musical experience. Continue reading »

Apr 132018

Please come along to this free event as part of your Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL). The training is open to all primary and secondary teaching staff with an interest in language learning and teaching.

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Apr 132018

Are you interested in developing your skills in delivering music in the classroom?
CAST are launching Get Creative, a music resource aimed at all primary teachers, packed full of
creative ideas, activities and learning outcomes to enable you to deliver musical activities with your
class, regardless of your musical experience.

Continue reading »

Feb 222017


Yammer has come to Numeracy!  The yammer page for Numeracy and Mathematics in Argyll and Bute has now been set up and is available to all teaching staff.  It is a super way of sharing resources and chatting with colleagues across Argyll and Bute council, all through your Glow accounts.  Some super resources have already been added so feel free to come in and look around!  We look forward to yammering with you …

Feb 102017

misson-to-marsAn amazing opportunity to extend learning with iPads using drones, Sphero and Science Sensors. A day of workshop challenges, join us to plan our mission to the stars through an incredible journey of learning.

Mission to Mars is an inspiring, one-day, iPad event for schools and school leaders to provide excellent CPD and practical ways to take teaching and learning forward with iPads. The event will showcase the latest and most exciting tools for schools.

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Nov 232016

week7-2The pupil Digital Leaders event took place in Inveraray on Friday 18th November.   This event was attended by 244 pupils from 40 schools.

It is important that our pupil’s opinions are heard and we would like feedback from our digital leaders via the survey emailed to staff.

The survey will close on Monday 28th November at 5pm and will take around 10 minutes to complete.

Oct 262016

img_20161026_155611The senior pupils’ digital leader training event will take place in Inveraray Primary School on Friday 18th November 2016 from 10:00 till 15:30.  The event is aimed at pupils from P5/6/7 and will include training for pupils on computational thinking, troubleshooting and introduction to computer programming using Drones and Sphero’s.  There will also be a CPD session for staff. Continue reading »

Jun 272016

PDA Whole Group + Admin + RR - FinalOn the 21st June 2016, 22 Classroom and Additional Support Needs Assistants received certificates for the SQA Professional Development Award (PDA) in Education Support Assistance in a ceremony held in the Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray.

Roslyn Redpath, Principal Educational Psychologist, presented the certificates on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council and congratulated the candidates on their hard work and commitment.
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Jun 012016

Jenny cast map 1Please visit SALi for a list of documents on creativity and expressive arts that you can download including a suite of eight infographics which explain why creativity is integral to Curriculum for Excellence.
Click HERE and then enter the ‘CREATIVITY’ section.
The following is included:
Creativity, The Big Picture: Shows how creativity relates to each of the four capacities. Defines creative learning, teaching and environments. Continue reading »

May 032016

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below information about postgraduate opportunities at the University of Edinburgh. Further information can be gained by contacting – Dr Ailsa Niven and Dr Sam Fawkner, Programme Directors, MSc Physical Activity for Health, Tel: +44 (0)131 651 6679, Email:
MSc Physical Activity for Health, the University of Edinburgh.

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Apr 292016

Cardross AppsThe Kodu Twilight Session with Gary Clark that was planned for Tuesday 10th will be postponed until next session. This is to allow teachers in the HALCO area that are interested in coding and computer science to attend the Introduction to Computing Science workshops instead. This is a really exciting opportunity provided by Education Scotland and we urge anyone interested in coding to attend.
The remaining sessions will continue as planned:
Tuesday 3rd May – Socrative & Nearpod
Tuesday 17th May – Tickle App with Sphero
There are still places available so if you are interested in attending please email us to book a place:

Apr 272016

Jenny cast map 1We would like to remind you of the following free fully funded CAST CPD twilight coming to a venue near you soon…….
If you have already booked in, see you there and if not there are places available so just email
There’s a change in date for Mull (see below)
During this session we will show you how to introduce sculpture Continue reading »

Apr 192016

Musical Notes by J EnglandOBAN Corran Halls
Thursday April 21, 4-6pm
Music activities to support health and wellbeing outcomes.
Learn practical activities to promote: confidence, listening skills, leadership and collaboration.
For more information or to book:

Mar 152016

3128164-bluish-gymnastics-iconIncrease your knowledge and enhance your career prospects!
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of options for the study of physical activity for health that aim to increase knowledge and understanding of the global issues pertinent to physical activity for health and enhance opportunities for employment in a number of physical activity related careers. Continue reading »

Feb 222016

Cardross AppsCardross Primary School RTC are providing free Twilight CPD Sessions for all teachers and educational staff. All sessions are free and will give practical examples, help and advice on how to use each app in the classroom. Sessions will run from 4pm until 5.30pm. iPads and refreshments will be provided. A link to download course materials will be provided the week before each course, to all registered participants. Places will be limited dependent on course content. Continue reading »

Feb 182016

3128164-bluish-gymnastics-iconA BMT course is being held in Ardrishaig Primary School on Wednesday 24th February 2016, 9.30am – 3pm.
The course is being delivered by Thomas Dowens, PE Development officer with Education Scotland.
If anyone is interested in attending please get in touch with Rona Young, PE Co-ordinator

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