Building a Reading Culture

Our Reading Culture working group met recently to plan the third of our reading professional network events in February. So far, we have had the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue around developing a reading culture with colleagues from across the Regional Improvement Collaborative and also benefitted from the expertise of Dr Sarah McGeown, Senior Lecturer Developmental Psychology​, University of Edinburgh. Dr McGeown​ joined us for a workshop looking at promoting positive reading motivation and engagement. We considered the research in this area; the relationship between reading motivation, reading frequency and reading skill; some key factors which influence differing reading motivation and attitudes; and implications for practice.

Some of the research shared can be accessed here.

Early Vocabulary and Language Development

Our  Early Vocabulary and Language Sub Group met last week. We have been engaged in a harvesting  of work to share practice across the RIC. Sound bites of initiatives  have also been created to inform practitioners of interventions. Will update with sharing arrangements as soon as these have been finalised.

Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

The third round of the Scottish government’s Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund will open to applications at 12 pm on Monday 4th February 2019.
The ELC inclusion fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with ASN 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.
See link for further information

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

A good time to be two

Please see the link below for further details of the “A good time to be 2” conference.  Information on the conference will be sent directly to all establishments that currently have 2 year olds.  Bookings should be returned to your local authority contact

West Lothian Council 

Catherine Thomas – catherine.thomas@westlothian.org.uk

Clackmannanshire Council

Wendy Mackay – wmackay@clacks.gov.uk

Falkirk Council

Susan McElhatton – Susan.McElhatton@falkirk.gov.uk

Stirling Council

Sarah Pirie – piries@stirling.gov.uk.

conference programme

2s event flyer