Tag Archives: Inclusion

Nominate a Family for a free break through Visit Scotland

Free breaks for Scottish families. As part of VisitScotland’s Spirit of Scotland campaign a range of  businesses will offer  almost 100 vulnerable and disadvantaged Scottish families the opportunity to experience more of the Spirit of Scotland for themselves. All families must be referred by someone who knows them professionally like a teacher, social worker, health visitor or another charity.  To find out more and apply for a break click here http://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/scotspirit/

Tackling Gender Imbalances at Scotland’s Colleges and Universities

HE Tackling gender inequIn support of the Gender Balance Interim Report published by the Scottish Funding Council this research maps out the approaches currently taken by colleges and universities to address gender imbalance.  It aims to:

  • map current activities tackling student gender participation imbalances across Scotland’s FE sector;
  • assess what approaches work best and why in terms of achieving sustained change in relation to gender imbalances;
  • assess what approaches do not work;
  • offer recommendations for  tackling gender imbalances to achieve sustained improvements.

You can access the full report here: Post-proofread report – gender imbalances HEA

LEARNING IN CARE REFERENCE TOOL

LEARNING_IN_CARE
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This document aims to support care staff working collaboratively with education staff to support children and young people with their learning in the care setting. It recognises that care staff are already supporting children and young people’s learning in care, and aims to provide them with practical examples which will assist services to further improve learning outcomes for children and young people across care and education. The examples of learning experiences which follow are organised in the 3 key curriculum areas which are the responsibility of all: literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.

Click here to open the document as a pdf.

Click here to discuss this in the Inclusion Hub on GLOW.

CELCIS New Website – Design A Christmas card

CELCIS is looking for a looked after young person to help them by designing for  their  2015 Christmas card

Their New Website makes it  easier to keep up to speed with what’s going on for looked after children and young people in Scotland, and beyond. Find out more at their Knowledge Bank

Support for Learning Event – 4th December, Edinburgh

Support for Learning teaching provides children and young people ways to improve their engagement and attainment in school. It offers personalised support and contributes to their support entitlement within Curriculum for Excellence. This event will discuss, within a framework of Curriculum for Excellence and Getting it Right, how effectively Support for Learning teachers can improve their practice in meeting the support needs of children and young people. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on the draft National Improvement Framework.

This event is for Support for Learning staff in schools and services to engage with this new environment for learning and discuss how best to deliver effective support for Learning.

This event will be held at Victoria Quay and will run from 9am till 4pm.

Click here to book.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Free event for education professionals

FASD

Free Event for Education Professionals

10.00 – 15.00

17 November 2015

COSLA, Edinburgh, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the leading known preventable cause of permanent learning disability worldwide and is caused by maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. Affected children can have a wide range of physical, growth and neurobehavioural problems which impact on their everyday lives and limit their independence.  Often teachers are the first professional to notice a child has difficulties.

As part of a programme of events over the last 4 years, the Scottish Government has arranged a free event for nursery and primary school teachers. The event’s keynote speaker is Dr Ana Hanlon-Dearman – a Developmental Paediatrician from the Manitoba FASD Centre in Canada. The Scottish Government has worked closely with Dr Hanlon-Dearman in moving FASD forward in Scotland. Dr Hanlon-Dearman has a wealth of experience working with schools in Manitoba, and will be discussing their work supporting children and young people, as well as tools that have proved successful.

For further information or to book a space on the event, please contact Jamie.garden@gov.scot 0131 244 4634.

Solution Oriented Approaches

The Rights, Support and Wellbeing Team hope to revise the current guidance and training materials on solution oriented approaches in schools in the coming school session. We hope to update this to reflect the ongoing innovative work that is being implemented in local authorities and will be looking for a number of representatives to support a working group to take this forward.

 

If you are involved in this work and are interested, contact:

gail.nowek@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk.

Included, Engaged and Involved, Part 2 – Update

Included, Engaged and Involved, Part 2 is currently being updated. It is hoped that the update will be more streamlined and will focus more heavily on the preventative, staged and early intervention approaches to supporting relationships and behaviour in school whilst continuing to provide clear guidance on some of the key issues around exclusions.

Consultation events on the draft guidance will be held on 13th of January 2016 in Edinburgh and on the 15th of January 2016 in Glasgow with a later date to follow for the North of Scotland. It is also hoped that these days will allow for consultation on the latest anti-bullying guidance which will be in draft form by then.

 

For more information, contact gail.nowek@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Nurturing Approaches in Secondary Schools

Following the successful launch of ‘Nurturing Approaches in Secondary Schools’ training materials at the Scottish Learning Festival, we have a number of National Training events coming up soon. Part 1, of a 4 Day Training, will be held in Glasgow on the 2nd and 3rd of November and Part 2 will be held in Glasgow on the 23rd and 24th of November.   There will be a second event in Edinburgh with Part 1 being held on the 10th and 11th of November and Part 2 on the 15th and 16th of December. This training will cover all the key modules over a 4 day training period and will enable key staff to deliver it and embed it within a local authority or within their own school. Recommended participants at this training would include: Authority representatives with a key inclusion/support remit; school senior management; nurture teachers and Educational Psychologists. There will be an expectation that attendees with evaluate the impact of the training immediately after and 3 months after attending.

Places can be booked on through the Education Scotland Events Page

A number of local authorities have also embarked on their own bespoke training for Nurture including East Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire. This can be negotiated as part of an authorities strategic focus with link officers and the RSW Team. There is also ongoing evaluation and support for a number of pilot schools who are taking this initiative forward and we look forward to sharing more on how this has been going, with you in the future.

Inclusion Team Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar

Here is the Inclusion Team’s Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar.

Follow the Inclusion Team on Twitter and look out for our new Inclusion Hub on Glow (http://bit.ly/inclusionhub)

Date Title Location Contact for further details/booking
04 September 2015 Looked After Children and CSPs Edinburgh More information will be available in the Resources section of the Inclusion hub.
9 September 2015 RA National Training Recall (for practitioners from the June 2015 cohort) Glasgow Join the Inclusion Hub to discuss accessing our CLPL materials here.
10 September 2015 Innovate for Inclusion – Currciulum for Excellence and special schools and units Glasgow More information will be available in the Inclusion and Equity section of the Inclusion hub.
16 September 2015 RSW Link Officer Meeting (for identified link officers only) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
17 September 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights (Moray Council only) Elgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
18 September 2015 Northern Support Staff Conference Elgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
8/9 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North Ayrshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
19/20 October Restorative Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North Ayrshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
20 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Europa For more information click here.
20/21 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part I (East Dunbartonshire Council only) East Dunbartonshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
22 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Edinburgh For more information click here.
26 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – follow-up and impact review (Shetland Council only) Shetland Attendance managed by Local Authority
29 October 2015 Glasgow Inclusion 2015 Shared Education Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
2/3 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Glasgow For more information click here.
04 November 2015 Aberdeen Inclusion 2015 Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
05 November 2015 Aberdeen Complex Conversation Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10/11 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Edinburgh For more information click here.
17/18 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part II (East Dunbartonshire Council only) East Dunbartonshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
23 November 2015 Tackling Prejudice-Based Bullying and Promoting Equality and Diversity Paisley For more information click here.
23/24 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Glasgow For more information click here.
25 November 2015 Inclusion Scotland 2015 Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
26 November 2015 Sensory Support Conversation: Northern Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
3/4 December 2015 Restorative Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North AyrshireElgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
4/7 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part II (North Ayrshire Council only) North AyrshireElgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
04 December 2015 SFL Edinburgh TBC Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
15/16 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Edinburgh For more information click here.