Category: Curriculum and Virtual

FVWL RIC PT Health and Wellbeing – closing date 8th September 2021

Forth Valley & West Lothian
Regional Improvement Collaborative
Secondment Opportunity

An exciting Secondment opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced GTCS registered staff member currently employed by Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils to improve educational outcomes in Health and Wellbeing across the collaborative in line with local, national and regional priorities.  The following post is available:

Health and Wellbeing Principal Teacher (PT (4) – £50,772)  

The Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative are offering an exciting opportunity to primary and secondary teachers with outstanding records for learning and teaching in Health and Wellbeing to work collaboratively with colleagues across our region. The successful applicants will work with schools across the RIC delivering training and supporting colleagues in schools to achieve excellence in this area.  You will report to the RIC Development Officer.  A job outline is attached.

This post provides a Secondment opportunity on a full time basis for a period of 12 months initially.  The duration of the Secondment will be subject to review.  If successful, you will continue to be employed by your existing employer.

Please note that this advert is ring fenced to staff working within Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils. 

Applicants should seek approval from their HT before applying for this job.

Please note that this advert is ring fenced to staff working within Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils.

Applicants should seek approval from their HT before applying for this job.

RIC – Principal Teacher – Health and Wellbeing – | Clackmannanshire Council | myjobscotland

Collaborative Literacy: Literacy Through Play

11th May at 4pm

Join us for our first ‘Literacy Through Play’ event for Primary practitioners which will kick off a series of Literacy focussed sessions providing the opportunity for FVWL colleagues to share good practice and build a collaborative network.

This session will cover the progression of teaching Literacy through a play-based pedagogy in Primary 1 and Primary 2. We will discuss what a typical week would look like within Literacy, covering both the formal teaching aspect as well as developing Literacy more informally through free play. We will also share a variety of documentation and assessment strategies that we have found to be effective within Literacy.

Sign up either via CPD Manager or by emailing RIC Literacy PT Chiara Sportelli: sportellic14s@glow.sch.uk

FVWL RIC Easter School – recorded lessons

Recorded lessons now available:

We are delighted to be offering a range of recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel which can be fully and freely accessed over Easter and beyond … This range of resources is continually evolving and will be added to as the session progresses.

For our Easter school we will have lessons for Senior Phase pupils designed to support them to succeed in National 5 and Higher SQA assessments.  So far these include: Maths, English, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Classical Studies, Computing Science, Design Manufacture, Biology, Health and Food Technology.

We are also offering a range of Literacy and Numeracy lessons for BGE pupils.  There will be over 50 lessons available initially and these will be added to as the session progresses.

Audrey Farley

Curriculum & Virtual Learning Lead

FVWL RIC Easter School

Live lessons:

We are delighted that e-Sgoil and our Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional improvement Collaborative are offering an Easter programme of real-time, interactive webinars covering Nat 4 to Advanced Higher, for Scottish Senior Phase learners. The programme is not designed to deliver whole course content but will focus on key aspects of the subject(s) and hints and tips on how to be successful in assessments.

The programme which covers over 60 courses runs from 6th – 16th April and there will be three Live Webinars per course. Webinars are run through Microsoft Teams, accessible through GLOW logins, and will use a ‘flipped learning’ approach. This means that young people will have had access to high quality, online resources prior to attending each webinar.

Week 1: 6 – 9 April 2021

·         Start times are from 1.00pm -5.00pm each day.

·         Subject Webinars will take place on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday e.g. English could be at 1.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday and Biology at 4.00pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Week 2: 12 – 15 April

·         e-Sgoil Easter study support webinars will be running as per the existing e-Sgoil evening webinar schedule. Additional webinars have been arranged to match week 1 provision.

Useful information

·         The focus for the webinars will be on helping pupils succeed in SQA assessments as part of the Alternative Certification Model.

·         Resources will be posted in the Webinar teams and they will either be SQA past papers or assessments as well as any relevant materials from West OS and the Supported Learning materials from the National e-Learning Offer.

·         To book a place, Senior Phase pupils should have their SCN number ready and visit http://www.e-sgoil.com/easterstudysupportsessions2021/

Recorded lessons:

We are delighted to also be offering a range of recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel which can be fully and freely accessed over Easter and beyond … This range of resources is continually evolving and will be added to as the session progresses.

For our Easter school we will have lessons for Senior Phase pupils designed to support them to succeed in National 5 and Higher SQA assessments. So far these include: Maths, English, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Classical Studies, Computing Science, Design Manufacture, Biology, Health and Food Technology.

We are also offering a range of Literacy and Numeracy lessons for BGE pupils. There will be over 50 lessons available initially and these will be added to as the session progresses.

Learners can also access a range of over 1500 high-quality short learning videos through West OS, which can be accessed through your GLOW launch pad.

Audrey Farley

Curriculum & Virtual Learning Lead

 

     

 

Joint e-Sgoil/FVWL Easter School Offering

We are delighted to be able to share more details of our Joint e-Sgoil/FVWL Easter School Offering which we hope will serve to complement the fantastic ongoing work of our schools. We are offering over 180 live lessons of National 4 to Advanced Higher for Senior Phase pupils with a focus on key aspects of the subjects and hints and tips on being successful in assessments. Pupils would need to sign up if they wish to attend the eSgoil live lessons using this eSgoil Easter Study Support sign up form Please see attached two week programme.

This two week programme of live lessons will be complemented by a range of supported study recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel created by commissioned RIC practitioners who have SQA experience. We would welcome your support in sharing this professional opportunity with your staff who should discuss this with you first and then complete the FVWL RIC Virtual Learning Volunteer Application Form asap.

Many thanks for your support with this exciting programme

Welcome to our Curriculum and Virtual Learning Lead

I am absolutely thrilled to be taking up my role as Curriculum and Virtual Learning Lead and working as part of the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative team. I have been teaching in secondary schools for 22 years and enjoyed being a Depute Headteacher for the last 7 years at St Mungo’s High School. I have worked collaboratively with primary colleagues and fully appreciate the dedication and commitment from all staff to support our learners through their 3-18 journey and beyond, driven by the belief that our young people are at the heart of everything we do.
I hope to support staff and work collaboratively so that Forth Valley and West Lothian is where children, young people, staff and families thrive in an exciting, ever-changing digital world and that our innovative, flexible, personalised curricular experiences empower all to fulfil their potential.
We are keen to celebrate the excellent practice within our RIC so please tag us on Twitter @FVWLricDigiCurr to share your curricular or digital experiences.
I am excited about what we can achieve together.
Audrey Farley
FVWL RIC Curriculum and Virtual Learning Lead.
@FVWLricDigiCurr

A Conversation about Parental Engagement

Tue, 26 January 2021, 16:00 – 17:00

An opportunity for Head Teachers and CLD Leads to share their experiences of engaging parents, particularly through periods of remote learning. We will reflect on key messages from the recent Equity Audit and gain an insight into parental engagement strategies successfully adopted in North Ayrshire. The main focus of this event will be to provide the opportunity for FV&WL colleagues to share practical strategies about how we can most effectively support parents with learning at home.

Use this link to register on Eventbrite.