Alex Quigley’s history of reading and writing resources

For Hub or home #buildingareadingculture  #ExcitingWriting

There are five days’ worth of projects – from the birth of reading and writing in ancient Sumer, to monks in the middle ages, the importance of the inventions of the printing presses – to a brief recent history of children’s literature. Tasks include cuneiform writing, illustrating a initial in Medieval style, along with a timeline and inquiry into the importance of reading to civilisation. You can easily cut straight to the interesting tasks !

Resources for professional learning 1

Tom Sherrington is a former Headteacher whose  book ” The Learning Rainforest: great teaching in real classrooms”  explores how education can transform lives, even in the most challenging settings.

Listed here are resources that he has  provided free for practitioners to use during school closures.

Great advice for setting tasks and keeping in touch with learners during an extended  period of e-learning  

Learning and teaching research summaries: a collection for easy access

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction:workshops and masterclasses via  video

Professional learning : blog links

Deeper learning for all: five things to do more of

National Developments FEB 2020 (Education Scotland)

The Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative commissioned our colleagues in Education Scotland to produce a ‘National Developments’ PDF which includes key policies on a page.  This will be updated every August and February, in line with INSET days.

Our hope is that this will support our establishments in their improvement planning as well as enrich PRD discussions.  This document can also be found on CPD Manager.


Forth Valley and West Lothian Education Scotland Team Update February 2020

Click on the link below for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Education Scotland Team Update for February 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.

Work Stream Plans 2019-2020 for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative

The work stream plans for 2019-2020 for the Forth Valley & West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative are available at the link below:


The Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) has set out its vision and
priorities. In this document each work stream provides a detailed overview of its aims, priorities and plans set out in short, medium and long term timescales for implementation.

The underpinning work streams are Improving Performance, and Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL), which support the work of the core priority work streams: Numeracy, Literacy and Early Learning and Child Care (ELC). New work streams have also been introduced this session: Health and Well-Being (H&WB), and Curriculum including STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The RIC works in close partnership with colleagues in Community Learning and Development (whose plan is included in this document) and the RIC Educational Psychology team who are supporting the CLPL plan. The
RIC Education Scotland team have worked collaboratively with the RIC Strategic Board and the Connect workstream leads to develop an offer of support that ties with local authority and national plans.


February 2020 Edition of Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Newsletter

Click on the link below for the February 2020 edition of Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Newsletter.

February 2020 FVWLRIC Newsletter

This edition of the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Newsletter highlights the Ferre Laevers event and Nursery Equity and Excellence Leads/Nursery Teacher Network in the Early Years Workstream; the Literacy Workstream CLPL programme including the “It’s a good time to give it LAL-day literacy showcase; Maths recovery, P1/2 Conceptual Understanding, 5/10 frame training, cuisenaire rods and Numicon Intervention programme in the Numeracy Workstream; bringing our Early, Primary, Secondary and Community Learning & Development colleagues together onto the same professional learning platform by the end of June 2020 in the CLPL workstream; Data Literacy CLPL programme in the Performance Workstream; and new appointments and priorities for the health and wellbeing workstream.


Literacy Academy Delivery Plan

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

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