Secondary DLITE Programme at Aberdeen University

posted by Christine Jackson, Schools and Learning Support Officer, Schools and Learning

This information is relevant to people living in Angus and working for Angus Council who want to become secondary teachers.  It is a distance learning post graduate programme. 

Please see attached links for further details. 

DLITE (Secondary) A4 eFlyer Feb17

PGDE information leaflet DLITE Secondary mar 17


Skype the Speaker, competitions and “the best CPD I’ve ever experienced”

posted by Alita Spink, Schools and Learning Support Officer, Schools and Learning

Speaker’s School Council Awards – Tell us about a School Council or student-led initiative that made a difference in your school or community.  Big or small, we want to hear about it!
The competition is open from now to 19 May.
For more information, call 0207 219 6260 or go to


Apply now for summer 2017 Teachers’ Institute – Applications for Teachers’ Institute 3 – 5 July 2017 are now open and close 2 April . Apply now for this free 3-day residential course: “the best CPD I’ve ever experienced”


Skype the Speaker – Long way from London? Got Skype? Your pupils can put their questions direct to Mr Speaker live from your school hall. Makes for a great whole school or year group assembly Find out more or book here.



From our partners

Parliament Explained – A new podcast from the UK Parliament – New six-part podcast series presented by Meera Syal  which explores the inner workings of Parliament – what Parliament is, how Parliament scrutinises the work of the Government, how laws are made and changed, and how you – the public – can get involved.  The podcast will be released every Monday from 20 March 2017. For more information, and links to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Petitions from the classroom – When students from a Gateshead secondary school started an e-petition asking the Government to DNA test the bodies believed to be the princes in the tower, we were left wondering whether that was something that Parliament or Government could do. See what we found out.

Active Children Project

posted by Alita Spink, Schools and Learning Support Officer, Schools and Learning

On 16 March 2016, members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs), Youth Ambassadors and adult decision makers from across Scotland met at the second National Sitting of Children’s Parliament. This took the form of the Active Children’s Project, which explored children’s views and experience of sport and physical activity in Scotland.

Forty children aged 8 to 11 took part in the project from Edinburgh, Angus, Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire and Highland. Find out more about the project here

Fair Trade Fiesta Parade

posted by Alita Spink, Schools and Learning Support Officer, Schools and Learning

Call for participants for Fair Trade Fiesta Parade on 13 May 2017:

We invite your school, college, faith group, youth & community groups etc. to take part to take part in the Fair Trade Fiesta Parade on 13 May to celebrate Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation on World Fair Trade Day.  You can come up with your own ideas.  The last Fiesta saw walking Fair Trade Bananas; vibrant fruits; amazing costumes made of paper and fabric; music and more.  Watch the video here.

Funding is available by applying to the Scottish Fair Trade Forum’s Community Grant scheme for support towards costumes and travel to the event.  Grants are a maximum of £250 and can take up to 4 weeks to process.  More information on how to apply can be found here.

Fair Trade Fiesta is a celebration carnival parade and concert celebrating and highlighting Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation on World Fair Trade Day involving people of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of this event to raise more awareness on the Fair Trade movement through a vivid parade and an engaging FREE concert with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers headlining and with over 100 musicians taking part to support this event

If you are interested in signing up for the parade please contact Angela Higgins.

For more information about this event please visit and/or or email

Come and be part of this amazing people lead revolution that has transformed Scotland into a Fair Trade Nation.