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FVWL RIC HWB PT post – closing date 18 June

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.

Interviews are likely to take place the week beginning 21 June 2021.

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

e-Sgoil – Higher Applications of Maths – Free National e-Learning offer

As part of a free national e-learning offer, e-Sgoil is pleased to be able to offer places on the new Higher Applications of Mathematics course.

e-Sgoil recognise that many schools who had perhaps planned to offer this new course next session may have deferred for another year due to the impact of COVID-19 on planning. e-Sgoil will deliver this course remotely via Microsoft Teams within Glow, providing learners with 250 minutes of real-time, interactive teaching per week, along with high quality, online resources to consolidate learning. It is intended to offer 2 class cohorts, each capped at 20, with learners aggregated from schools across Scotland.

Nutshell guides for schools, learners & parents are available here:

RIC Literacy Survey

It would be helpful for our 2021-22 planning if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey below. Your feedback is important to us as, to quote a well-known Canadian rocker, “Everything we do, we do it for you…”

RIC Literacy Consultation


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:

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