|Community Resilience 22nd May 2020|
|Community Resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves plan for, respond to and recover from emergencies.|
Education Scotland has now moved to a regional delivery model and will support improvement and capacity building at local, regional and national level. CLD members are now part of Regional Teams. Each Regional team is headed up by a Senior Regional Advisor. There are six teams based on the geographies of the six Regional Collaboratives. The work of ES staff is not just limited to the RICs. All Regional teams except the Northern Team have a CLD presence. Team members will be in touch to make contact and find out about local developments.
Tayside Regional Improvement Team (Dundee, Perth and Kinross and Angus) Senior Regional Advisor (acting) –
CLD presence – Susan Epsworth, Development Officer, CLD Susan.Epsworth@educationscotland.gov.scot
South East Regional Improvement Team (Edinburgh City, Fife, Midlothian, East Lothian, Scottish Borders) Senior Regional Advisor – Alistair Brown
CLD presence – Chris Woodness, Education Officer, CLD (secondment) Vince Moore, Development Officer, CLD Vincent.Moore@educationscotland.gov.scot
South West Regional Improvement Team (Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayshire, South Ayrshire and North Ayshire) Senior Regional Advisor – Carol Copstick
CLD presence – Nicola Sykes, Senior Education Officer
Dehra Macdonald, Development Officer, CLD Dehra.Macdonald@educationscotland.gov.scot
Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Team (Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire and West Lothian) Senior Regional Advisor – Jackie Halawi
CLD presence – Lindsay MacDonald, Education Officer, CLD Lindsay.MacDonald@educationscotland.gov.scot
Mandy Watts, Development Officer, CLD Mandy.Watts@educationscotland.gov.scot
West Regional Improvement Team (Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire) Senior Regional Advisor – Patricia Watson
CLD presence – John Galt, Education Officer, CLD mailto:John.Galt@educationscotland.gov.scot
Laura Mcintosh, Development Officer, CLD Laura.Mcintosh@educationscotland.gov.scot
Northern Regional Improvement Team (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Argyll and Bute, Shetland Islands, Western Isles, Highland, Orkney) Senior Regional Advisor – David Gregory
There are Men’s Sheds in 22 regions across Scotland – there could be one near you. A men’s shed is a meeting place where men come together and take part in a variety of mutually agreed activities. Lots of learning, rediscovering former skills, picking up new ones and camaraderie.
If your school is updating technical equipment perhaps you would be able to gift older items to your local Men’s Shed. It’s a recycle/ re-use story. Actions like this promote inter-generational activities and lifelong learning.
Save the Children are looking for two schools to take part in a resilience project that aims to strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities. Click here for more information on the project . It is aimed at children aged 9 – 11 and participating schools will be given a £1000 budget.
You can also contact Graham Clark, Programmes Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our climate is changing and communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding which can block roads, destroy homes and lead to loss of power for thousands of people.
Ensure the children and young people in your class know what to do if there is severe weather, utility failure, flooding or pandemics by reading this hot off the press Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence flyer!
Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Discover ways to link learning to Scotland’s change in climate and how to embed community resilience within learning across different curriculum areas.
If you are already doing work in this area or are interested in finding out more, contact Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Scottish local authorities, schools and partner organisations can request multiple hard copies of this guide for distribution to school clusters and networks. Remember to include a postal address and state how many copies you wish to receive.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us last month, when resilience professionals and education colleagues met to discuss how they could work together, to ensure our children and young people would be best prepared for the challenges they may face in the 21st Century as a result of a change in Scotland’s climate. To find out what was discussed, click here Conference Report May 2016. To have your say in future work we do, come along to our next networking event, to be held in Glasgow on Monday 31st October. Email Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk for more information or if you would like to showcase work your school, class or organisation are doing in this area. We look forward to hearing from you!
“All of the programmes featured in this publication by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning share valuable experiences and lessons. They reflect a view of effective learning families whereby each child is a member of a family, and within a learning family every member is a lifelong learner. Among disadvantaged families and communities in particular, a family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and literacy skills..” (Elfert and Hanermann 2014)