Forth Valley and West Lothian Primary and Early Years Head Teachers came together this morning in Livingston Football Stadium.
The event was opened by Donna McMaster, Head of Education in West Lothian who described West Lothian priorities and gave a strategic overview.
Michael Davis RIC Performance, explained how he had used data about each school to create groupings of schools and in these neighbourhood groups, HTs discussed common issues and how they might work together.
The Winning Scotland Foundation work on Growth Mindset presentation provided exciting opportunities for schools to take part across the RIC in an accredited training opportunity for every school.
Greg Welsh, Senior Dev Officer, shone a spotlight on West Lothian’s approaches to Validated Self Evaluation and Michael Davis described WL approach to tracking and monitoring Primary attainment. This is the first of the RIC LA spotlight sessions. HT will have opportunities to hear spotlight sessions from Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling during the HT meetings hosted next session.
There was enthusiastic discussion within the HT neighbourhood groups, focusing on ‘Forward Thinking’: the Big Questions. Purpose; Planning; Contribution
Pledges were made and visits were planned!