Category: Events

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.

Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy Webinar

Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy Webinar : 28/1/21, 4-5 p.m.

Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools recommends prioritising ‘disciplinary literacy’ across the curriculum. Disciplinary Literacy is a subject specific approach that supports raising attainment and closing the gap via enriched literacy practices across the curriculum. This introductory session highlights research on what works in vocabulary and comprehension teaching for subject disciplines, teaching pupils to read, write and think in subject appropriate ways

Please sign up via CPD Manager or contact to arrange a date for your school or department.

FV&WL Nurture Wee Blether

Forth Valley & West Lothian invite you to Wee Blether Number 3 – Fostering feelings of school community during a pandemic, on Wednesday 25 November 2020, 16:00–17:00.

This is an opportunity to share how we have been using nurture principles to support children and young people, families and the wider school community.  Please see the flyer for more details.

Follow this link to register through EventBrite

Nurture flyer


Wee blether about how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum

Join educators from across Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative for a wee blether about how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum. Share what’s worked for you and your learners

Are you teaching using Microsoft Teams? Are you wondering how others are using the features of Microsoft Teams with their learners?

Then why not join in a chat with colleagues doing likewise from other schools in Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian) – share what’s worked for you and your learners, and hear from others.

Join educators from across FVWL RIC for a wee blether on how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum. Share what’s worked for you and your learners. The conversations will be facilitated by Education Scotland and FVWL RIC digital officers. There are different sessions for educators to choose depending on whether your pupils are first level, second level, third level or fourth level, so you can join in whichever sessions suit you.

A Glow login is required to join these sessions. They will take place on Glow, in the FVWL Webinars Digital Learning and Teaching channel in Microsoft Teams. Just sign up at the link below for your choice of session, and joining details will also be sent to you to confirm your place:

First Level Teams Wee Blethers – Monday 9 November 4.30pm-5.30pm –
Second Level Teams Wee Blethers – Thursday 12 November 4.30pm-5.30pm –
Third Level Teams Wee Blethers – Monday 23 November 4.30pm-5.30pm –
Fourth Level Teams Wee Blethers – Thursday 26 November 4.30pm-5.30pm –


Nurture Principles Wee Blether – 6 August 2020

Due to the popularity of the national Nurture Wee Blether in June 2020, we will be hosting a Forth Valley and West Lothian Nurture Wee Blether on Thursday 6th August 2020, 3-4pm.

This will be an opportunity for colleagues across Forth Valley and West Lothian to get together and have a smaller, more in-depth conversation about Nurture Principles and how we can use them to support the return to school buildings for children and young people. The event will be hosted by Education Scotland and Ed Psychologists from across Forth Valley and West Lothian. We will be exploring the following questions in discussions:

  1. Environment offers a safe base:
    • How are we organising our learning environments to help support wellbeing in different areas of our school and classrooms?
    • What are we doing to promote psychological safety for our children, young people and school staff?

  2. Behaviour is a form of communication:
    • What behaviours do you think we will see that will show children are coping or not coping when they return to school buildings?
    • What can we do to support children who are showing their distress through their behaviour?

This event is about giving practitioners the opportunity to talk and explore their thoughts. It is informal and conversational in nature where participants share their knowledge and expertise around the themes being discussed. If you are interested in being involved, please follow this link to register:

There are a set number of places available so if interested please register as soon as possible. Registration closes 24 hours before the event starts. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email.

I look forward to seeing you there 
Kind regards
Jacqui Ward

Resilience and Wellbeing Webinar Series for Educators – limited spaces available.

Resilience and Wellbeing Webinar Series for Educators – limited spaces available.

*****Due to extremely high demand, the deadline for applying will be at 12 noon on Friday 8 May*****

​Click below for the flyer:
Support your own mental health and wellbeing to better help others in these challenging times by learning how to put your own ‘oxygen mask’ on first.​
This course is free to colleagues in the FV&WL RIC but does require a commitment to attend the full 12 hour online training programme which consists of 8 sessions in total, 2 sessions per week.  The series begins w/c 18th May with two options for attendance: Mondays & Wednesdays 2 – 3.30pm; or Tuesday & Thursdays, 2 – 3.30pm.​
The opportunity is open to all Early, Primary, Secondary and CLD staff and would be especially beneficial for school and establishment leaders. Promoted staff with a responsibility for PSE would be ideally placed in this course.  An open mind and willingness to embrace a fresh approach to thinking about wellbeing is welcomed.​
To apply email or phone 07980 389 382​

For more details visit