Literacy Academy Delivery Plan

Delivery Plan Summary (Jan 2020)The updated Literacy Academy Delivery Plan is available here:

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Forth Valley and West Lothian Education Scotland Team Update January 2020

Click on this link for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Education Scotland Team Update for January 2020. In this update read about work which has been undertaken alongside partners across the FVWL Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) highlighting one or two particular actions the Education Scotland team members have been engaged in and drawing upon their national roles and engagements.

The FVWL Education Scotland Team involves staff with a range of expertise, combining their national remits with support for the FVWL RIC.

Winter Edition of Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Newsletter

Click on the link below for the winter edition of Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Newsletter.

Forth Valley and West Lothian RIC Winter Newsletter December 2019

It has been a busy period with the establishment of 3 new priority areas for development: Health & Well Being, Curriculum and STEM.

Detailed outlines of plans for all work streams can be found in the Plan 2019-2022 which can be found on our RIC Blog.

Our main focus as a Collaborative is to enable people to come together and support improvement in areas such as learning and teaching, developing curriculum and raising attainment in numeracy and literacy.

The RIC CLPL programme and the Numeracy & Literacy Academies are designed to support these specific areas, build knowledge, skills and confidence for practitioners, making a difference for children from age 3-18. If you would like to know more about what your school is getting involved with across the RIC, a map of involvement will be produced in January along with the ‘Plan on a Page’.

You are also part of a neighbourhood of schools and your Head Teacher/Head of Establishment can provide details of your group and its activities.

Forth Valley & West Lothian Education Scotland Team Update December 2019

 

Click on this link for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Education Scotland Team Update for December 2019. In this update read about work which has been undertaken alongside partners across the FVWL Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) highlighting one or two particular actions the Education Scotland team members have been engaged in and drawing upon their national roles and engagements.

The FVWL Education Scotland Team involves staff with a range of expertise, combining their national remits with support for the FVWL RIC.

Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Plan 2019-2022

Click on the link below for the Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Plan 2019-2022

FVWL Regional Improvement Collaborative Plan 2019-22

This Regional Improvement Plan is for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Improvement Collaborative and takes account of the following national and local plans and advice for Falkirk, West Lothian, Stirling and Clackmannanshire:

  • 2019 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education
  • Education Reform-Joint Agreement (Scottish Government, June 2018)
  • Regional Improvement Collaborative plan 2018-2019
  • Local Outcome Improvement Plans
  • Integrated Children’s Services Plans
  • School Improvement Plans 2019-2020

This phase of the plan has been informed by:

  • The review of the Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Plan (Phase 2)
  • Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): Interim Review, November 2018

Disciplinary Literacy

Dr Jessie Ricketts spoke to TES as part of their ‘Podagogy’ series on literacy. She explores early literacy, but also the shift in focus for literacy in secondary school, including the role of vocabulary – find the podcast HERE

Science teacher, Amanda Fleck, part of the ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’ EEF panel, has written a blog post on ‘Why Words Matter in Science’ – see HERE.

Hayley Mallinson, geography teacher at Blackpool Research School, has written a blog on the importance of vocabulary in Geography, entitled ‘Poles Apart’ – see HERE.

ELC Inclusion fund

The fourth round of the Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund is open to applications.

The ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. It funds staff working in ELC settings to receive appropriate training and fund resources, equipment and adaptations.

The ELC Inclusion Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland.

https://childreninscotland.org.uk/our-work/services/early-learning-childcare-inclusion-fund/

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

The latest Newsletter for Autumn 2019 is available now to read here.

Find out more about what’s happening within the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative.

There’s a spotlight on Career Long Professional Learning (and you can download the latest CLPL programme here); and you can find out about the latest developments within the Literacy Workstream, Numeracy Workstream, and Early Learning and Childcare Workstream.

Click here for the Autumn-Newsletter-2019

Click here for the latest CLPL programme

 

#ScotReadingSchools

The FVWL RIC are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to pilot a Reading Schools initiative with The Scottish Booktrust. Check out #ScotReadingSchools on twitter for more information and to see some of the creative practice going on to develop a reading culture across our region.