On Saturday the early years team at Education Scotland hosted a conference at Stirling Management Centre –
Literacy in Action: Supporting Colleges to Support Early Years Practice.
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children andYoung People launched our new resource for parents every day’s a learning day. This resource highlights the learning opportunities present in every day situations from sorting the washing to preparing meals. Watch this space for more information!
The conference was very successful with delegates sharing their enthusiasm about the workshops and the speakers which included:
Jean Carwood-Edwards, Programme Director, Education Scotland
Scotland’s Literacy Action Plan – everyone’s responsibility
Alan Bissett, Author
Literacy in Action – promoting a reading culture in Scotland
Education Scotland – Inspection Framework
Louise Gaddi, Qualifications Manager Care Scotland, SQA
Catherine Agnew, Inspector Manager – Registration,Care Inspector
Nina Roberts, Education and Workforce Development Adviser, SSSC
World Cafe Workshops
Development Officers provided an overview of how their own area of work supports the Literacy Action Plan and lead discussions on how the resources available could be used with students of early education and childcare.
Irene Russell, Development Officer, Parental Involvement
Susan Doherty, Development Officer, Work with Young People
Hilary Bombart, Team Leader (Acting), Literacy and English
Anna Cartlidge, Development Officer, Early Years/Responsibility of All
Visit Scotland’s Colleges Blog to see a video of the key messages from the day.