Category Archives: Senior Phase

Briefing on Gaelic Education

Our latest Briefing on Gaelic Education is available at:

We would appreciate your assistance in advising practitioners of the availability of this latest edition.

If you wish to use our e-bulletins and briefings to inform practitioners of Gaelic Education of useful information, please contact us at   Our next bulletin will be published on 26 February 2016.

‘Meet the Professionals': A collection of DYW-related webcasts

Here is a list of live webcasts with a icon_202x153_2number of industry  representatives, teachers and people involved in career education sharing their experiences and expertise with learners, practitioners and employers (Glow access required):


Glow App Library NEW! – Wood Crafts

WoodCraftNat45A new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by Kemnay Academy entitled Wood Crafts. Its content is multi-media learning and teaching resources to support practical woodwork in secondary school technical departments.

You can add this free tile to your ‘My Launchpad’ for easy access to it at all times. To add an app or tile to your Launchpad(s) you may find the following video useful –


Exchange event  Date: Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016

Venue: Platform, Glasgow


Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Vic Galloway EXCHANGE is the unmissable event for anyone passionate about music – whether you’re a young person, work with young people or the parent of a rising star. 

  • Be heard by industry experts Live music stages and feedback from professional musicians
  • Connect with inspirational speakers Learn new skills and explore music industry career opportunities
  • Get ahead in your music career Get advice and put your questions to music industry experts

EXCHANGE provides a unique festival feel combining live performances with insights into all aspects of the music business from stagecraft to marketing and bloggers to music publishing!

Gaelic to Jazz, Indie to folk and from as far afield as Orkney to South Lanarkshire last year’s Exchange saw 33 acts performing all styles of music to 350+ people.



Further info:

David McDonald


Mobile: 07715 976 707

Youth scotland


Lights, Camera, Action – Optics for Healthcare

Small - Christmas Lecture 2015 copyRCSEd Christmas Lecture 2015- Lights, Camera, Action – Optics for Healthcare. Join us on Monday 7th December at 1.45pm for our annual lecture from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Light is amazing. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and enables exciting new cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century.

UNESCO has designated 2015 the International Year of Light to recognise the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies address many modern challenges. Professor Dholakia will talk about how we may use light in medicine and the clinic. Emerging applications in imaging, therapy and diagnosis will be discussed at scale levels from the size of a large organ right down to a single molecule in a cell in your body. The future is certainly bright!

Register now to take part live on the day – Lights, Camera, Action – Optics for Healthcare

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

NNM Hub – Module 7 Session 4- Mathematics Senior Phase

Small - Module 7 Session 4Join the Numeracy and Mathematics Team at Education Scotland at 4pm on Tuesday 1st December.

In this fourth and final session in this series the Numeracy and Mathematics team at Education Scotland will be discussing Mathematics in the Senior Phase and answering your questions. This session will specifically include information about SQA verification.

Register to take part live – NNM Hub – Module 7 Session 4- Mathematics Senior Phase

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Developing the Young Workforce – Career Education 3 – 18

Small - DYW IntroThis interactive session will share some news around career education in Scotland. Information about the career education standard will be shared along with some ‎tools to help you and your colleagues explore the standard.

Skills Development Scotland will share the work underway to support learners, teachers and parents/carers. You will be given insight into a successful Career Management Skills project run in Lochardil Primary School, Highlands. The presentation by James Cook comes with a set of materials that describes the aims of the project, provides a 14 week programme outline and evaluative comments. It is worth hearing about!

There will be time for you to ask questions about the presentations as well as the wider Developing the Young Workforce agenda. The session will be presented by Mairi Thomson, Development Officer, Skills 3 – 18 Team Ken Edwards, Education Programme Lead, Skills Development Scotland and James Cook, Depute head teacher, Crown Primary School, Highlands. This session is aimed at head teachers, teachers, employers, parents/carers and anyone one else interested/involved in the development of career education from 3 -18. Hope you can tune in and join us on Thursday 3rd December at 4pm.

Register now to take part live – Developing the Young Workforce – Career Education 3 – 18

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

West Lothian College STEM Manifesto

West Lothian College has pledged to develop  a spirit of innovation, WLC pledgeenterprise and partnership in STEM education and training.  They aim to provide first class and consistent opportunities for all their learners in this area.

The college will focus on a wide range of issues in order to create new and flexible methods of learning to maximise educational outcomes around STEM.  These include giving STEM education a more prominent status, focusing on employment opportunities in this area, raising awareness and promoting  STEM subjects and to develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills in learners.

For more information on the West Lothian College pledge and STEM manifesto please visit


Today (Mon 23rd Nov, 2015) is… Fibonacci Day

Writing November 23rd the American way, we have 1123 – what a coincidence. They are the first four numbers of Fibonacci’s sequence.

Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, is responsible for the Fibonacci Sequence (or Fibonacci numbers) – a pattern of counting where each number is the sum of the previous two. As well as being prevalent in nature, this kind of system is used widely in computer data storage and processing, and Fibonacci Day recognises the importance and value of Fibonacci’s contributions to mathematics.

Below is a link to some resources and investigations that can be used in the classroom.