pupil engagement

Building resilience at St Francis-Xavier School - the journey

Building resilience at St Francis-Xavier School – the journey

On Thursday 17th March 2016, Helen Quinn, primary 7 teacher, met with Yvonne McBlain, curriculum support officer, to describe how she and her colleagues at St Francis-Xavier RC PS have developed their pupils’ resilience. The journey began in 2012 with a partnership between the school and Dr Sally Paul of the University of Strathclyde, who was then a social [more]

Connecting the Learning at St Bernadette's PS

Connecting the Learning at St Bernadette’s PS

Yvonne McBlain, curriculum support officer with Falkirk Council, enjoyed hearing how Cathy Quinn and staff colleagues at St Bernadette’s RC PS are developing pupil awareness of their learning across the curriculum. Over the last two school sessions, Yvonne has worked with staff to explore whether pupils understand what the curriculum actually is. Read more about [more]

Teaching for Deep Learning Facilitators Review Their Impact So Far

Teaching for Deep Learning Facilitators Review Their Impact So Far

 On Thursday 3rd April 2014 Falkirk Teaching for Deep Learning programme facilitators reviewed the impact of the programme with Yvonne McBlain, Curriculum Support Teacher. Falkirk’s team of facilitators noted  that the sessions they have delivered in their schools so far have had the following impact: Learners are more aware of intended learning and children are now becoming [more]

Filming for Pupil Learning to Achieve Policy

Filming for Pupil Learning to Achieve Policy

Yvonne McBlain, curriculum support teacher with Falkirk Education Service,  is continuing the filming process for Falkirk’s pupil version of their education policy Learning to Achieve. For the past two years, pupils from as many Falkirk schools as possible have been contributing to the creation of the policy in collaboration with Yvonne, staff in their schools and at [more]

Partnership working towards the Commonwealth Games

Partnership working towards the Commonwealth Games

Yvonne McBlain from Falkirk Education Services curriculum support team has been finding out about some excellent partnership work instigated by Sarah Ritchie, principal teacher at Bonnybridge Primary School. Bonnybridge Primary School has formed a partnership with Spire Junior School in Uganda. Spire Junior school is located in Bwaise –Kazo Nakamiro Zone in Kampala District the major [more]

Pupils learning about their learning!

Pupils learning about their learning!

  [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dwxmPrBdIcQ” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]Yvonne McBlain, Effective Teaching and Learning Support Teacher in Falkirk Education Services Curriculum Support team has been working with class 4C2 at Falkirk High School and their English teacher Laura Fyfe. Laura wanted to support 4C2 as much as possible in their study of Macbeth as a text for their Higher English exam [more]

Falkirk pupils create their own version of our policy

A small group of primary and secondary pupil council members are working with Yvonne McBlain and Christine Snedden from the Curriculum Support team to decide what the pupil version of Learning to Achieve should be. With the help of pupil council co-ordinators and other staff in schools, they have great plans to create this policy as a video [more]

Beangeese Blog for Slamannan Primary School

Beangeese Blog for Slamannan Primary School

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer of the Curriculum Support Team of Falkirk Council Education Services, supported staff at Slamannan Primary School in setting up a blog to share the learning journey of pupils in relation to their activities around a natural phenomenon which takes place every year not far from the school. In October every year, [more]

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