Tag Archives: #resources

Glow App Library NEW! – TigTag Junior

TigTag Junior ImageA new tile has been added to the National Glow App Library by Twig World Ltd.

Discover jaw-dropping science resources for ages 4–6!

Tigtag Junior features hundreds of captivating short films, puzzles and games for younger learners.

Created specifically for use in schools, Tigtag Junior comes with support materials for teachers including ready-made lesson plans and topic background information.

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 – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Adding+TigTag+Tiles+To+Glow

Primary Futures – a campaign to show children why literacy, maths and science matters.

catherine-calderwood-june-smallScotland’s new Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood today visited Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh to launch the Primary Futures ‘Who’s in Health?’ campaign; to help young children understand how people in the health sector use literacy, maths and science in their jobs. 

Who’s in Health? is a free initiative for state primary schools run by the Education and Employers charity in partnership with the Medical Schools Council. It encourages volunteers from the healthcare sector to visit primary schools and chat informally to children about their jobs. This is to help the children (aged 7–11) see the relevance of what they are learning – especially in science, mathematics and English – and to broaden and raise their future aspirations. Volunteers may be hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, ambulance drivers, high street pharmacists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, surgeons, midwives, students and researchers to name just a few. Volunteers and schools connect via the free online service Primary Futures.

Read more about the campaign here or follow Dr Calderwood’s journey as Chief Medical Officer on her blog.



Highland Council: Career Management Skills in Primary School – a resource

An innovative project to embrace career education and skills Lochadril PS CMS porjectdevelopment for primary pupils has been developed by Highlands Council.  Lochadril Primary School, Inverness, in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland,  the charity Barnardo’s, and a number of industry partners have created a far reaching programme to engage young learners in considering their future career pathways.  The fourteen week project amongst others  aims to develop in learners an awareness for skills required to work in different industries,  of job opportunities available in  local economy and allowing them to experiences of job roles in a variety of industries.

If you want to find out more about this project, its planning implementation and impact the following resources have been made available by Highland Council:

Lochardil PS Career Management Skills project

Live Glow Meet with James Cook, who developed and compiled this resource:  Thursday, 4 December, 4pm.



Interfaith Scotland

Small - Interfaith ScotlandFrances Hume, Development Officer at Interfaith Scotland and Jamie Spurway, Interfaith Scotland’s Religious Equality Officer will share about interfaith dialogue – what it is, why it is important, and the work that Interfaith Scotland is engaged in locally and nationally. They will give an outline of Interfaith Scotland’s schools programmes and the resources that Interfaith Scotland can offer to classroom teachers.

This Glow TV event on Monday 23rd November at 3.45pm is being aired during Scottish Interfaith Week where over 60 events are taking place across Scotland to bring people of all faiths and none together in their local communities. The theme of Scottish Interfaith Week this year is ‘Care for the Environment’ and Frances and Jamie will outline resources available for teachers on this theme and give an overview of interfaith week activities.

Register now to take part in the live session – Interfaith Scotland

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.

‘Panjango’ – a free careers education resource

Panjango gives learning context and purpose by directly linking real workplace challenges to the national curriculum. It also helps young people develop the skills and experience needed to thrive in life after school – all whilst enabling them to explore and discover the world of work in an interactive and engaging environment.

“Panjango offers a radical new approach to the delivery of careers education – a powerful, immersive experience which helps young people understand why their learning is important and how it is used in practical settings in the world of work.” Dr Richard Gerver, Author & Head Teacher of the Year


Panjango offers a wide range of Knowledge, Skills and Experience challenges which directly relate to the world of work. The Knowledge challenges are currently based broadly around the Year 8 curriculum – although we are confident that younger and older pupils will also benefit greatly from using the resource.


To use Panjango – for free – simply go to panjango.online and complete the registration form. 

Education Scotland Website links to Care Inspectorate ‘Hub’

Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate’s ‘Hub’ offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ to help those working in the care sector, including those in childcare, keep up-to-date with good practice and policy, provides tools and guidance to help you carry out your own research and shares innovative practice, all designed to help improve professional practice, and, most importantly, benefit services.

Find below some of the key features of The Hub that can help you keep up-to-date with all the latest policy developments and resources available to support your everyday practice and ongoing knowledge of the care sector in Scotland.

Knowledge – a central library, wherever you are

Also available as a mobile version on mobile phones and tablets, The Hub’s Knowledge section is a portable online library for when you are out and about.

It provides a visual library of good practice and policy documents, with a user-friendly search function and detailed tagging options that allow you to search the library for the publications most relevant to your work.

A series of policy portals encourage you to browse the major developments in policy areas related to the services the Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects.

The Knowledge section also features the weekly Adult and Health or Children and Young People Bulletins to keep you up-to-date on the latest news in the sector, and has a built-in newsfeed from the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS).

This complements a range of research tools to help you carry out your own research, including an embedded Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) search portal and a series of IRISS resources to support evidence-based work practice.

There is also a new section on the National Care Standards, which the Care Inspectorate uses to check the quality of care services and contain lots of information on what a service must do or provide to make sure that you or someone you know experiences a good quality service.

Innovation – hear the voice of people using services

The Hub’s Innovation section features a collection of video case studies that showcase innovation and good practice taking place in care services across Scotland, highlighting the positive experiences of people using these services. These videos will be regularly updated over the coming months.

Anyone who has experienced excellent care or services that believe they’re delivering something innovative can submit their story to The Hub for consideration.

Improvement – supporting continuous improvement

Aimed at supporting continuous improvement in the delivery of care services, The Hub’s Improvement section features information on Centres for Excellence courses and training.

It also has toolkits and resources produced by the Care Inspectorate, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), Education Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

My Account

New to The Hub, My Account is a password protected area of the site that allows users to save documents and create their own personalised library of resources.

You can access The Hub via Education Scotland’s ELCC page of the website.