Community Learning and Development: Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships

The CLD strategic guidance was launched on Monday 11 June on the Engage for Education website. Watch the video blog by Michael Russell, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.

Throughout the week of the 11th June there was a series of themed blog discussions covering areas such as: the impact of CLD and how the Guidance will support this work, Curriculum for Excellence, community engagement and empowerment, young people’s transitions from school and the implementation phase of the Guidance.

Following the initial launch, further discussion about the Guidance will take place on our Strategic Guidance Blog on Connect.

Today is….the longest day, so get out and play!

Here are some links to fabulous resources to help you explore the outdoors, even if it is raining!

International Mud Day:

Play Scotland’s site with lots of play ideas:

15 ideas for play outdoors (and more mud!)

Early Years Glow Meet on ‘Play on the Longest Day’

Have fun!

Early Years Team

New advice and guidance published for Music

New advice and guidance published for Music

These materials support Music at National 3, 4 and 5 levels.   There are a range of tools available to support the monitoring and tracking of learning in instrumental teaching sessions. An additional proforma has been added to support the tracking of pupil progress in a chosen instrument. It enables the highlighting of appropriate concepts which are taught during a lesson and the skills being developed by learners.

The International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport

The International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) will take place at the SECC Glasgow from July 19 to 23, bringing together world-leading scientific minds, experts and policy makers involved in sport and physical education. Researchers, students and practitioners from every branch of sports science and education can attend to benefit from the showcase of the latest publications, equipment, expertise and master classes. Please visit