Professional Learning Opportunities with the Inclusion and Equalities team at Education Scotland

Solution Oriented Training 16th and 17th of January 2018

This training introduces participants to the solution-oriented approach. This is a strengths-based approach which, while acknowledging problems, focuses on future possibilities and solutions. The training aims to increase understanding and awareness of the approach and develop skills in working with individuals, groups as well as skills in running solution-oriented meetings.

This two day training will take place in Atlantic Quay, Glasgow and is aimed at strategic leaders in local authorities and schools.

Restorative Approaches – National Training Days 31st January and 1st February (Edinburgh) and  14th and 15th February (Glasgow)

Many people may believe that children and young people must be punished when they misbehave. This type of response can be ineffective, dangerous, breed resentment and make situations worse as a child or young person can be resentful of punishment rather than reflective of their actions.  Children and young people require the opportunity to hear about and face up to the harm and distress they have caused others.

Restorative approaches are built on values which separate the person from the behaviour. They promote accountability and seek to repair any harm caused in a situation.

Schools may use restorative approaches as part of a planned response to relationship and/or discipline difficulties. This is a more effective response than traditional punishments. Restorative approaches can change the emotional atmosphere in a school and lead to more positive relationships between pupils and between pupils and staff.

These two day national training events are open to all staff and managers working in schools who have an interest in improving the ethos and culture in their school or setting.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

Training in Nurturing Approaches

We have recently completed our secondary nurturing approaches training in Edinburgh which was very well received and we hope to continue to work with all those who attended to support implementation of this approach. The Recall session for this training will be on Friday the 26th of January in Victoria Quay from 1 pm to 3.45 pm.  This will only be opened to those who attended the secondary nurturing approaches training.

On the 26th of January from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm we will be offering another opportunity to attend the Applying Nurture as a whole school approach training.  This is opened to strategic leads at local authority or school level who are implementing nurturing approaches and would like further information on this self-evaluation framework.

The Primary Nurturing Approaches 4 day training will be delivered in Glasgow on the 1st and 2nd and 27th and 28th of February.  This again is more appropriate for strategic leads at local authority and school level.  There are limited spaces remaining for this training.

Further primary nurturing approaches training and secondary nurturing approaches training is likely to be focused on supporting Regional Improvement Collaboratives where this is a priority.

If you are interested in booking a place on one of the above courses please email Hazel Gore at specifying the course you wish to attend.

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