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Autism & ADHD: What has diet got to do with it?

Good nutrition is vital to the health and wellbeing of children, and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD in particular.

Course tutor David Rex, Specialist Dietitian will address why children with ASD are more likely to be highly selective eaters, the impact and how we can support parents of children with ASD & ASD related conditions (ADHD) to effect dietary change.

Many children and young people with ASD and ADHD have feeding difficulties and this course is a great opportunity to learn more about:

  • Why children with ASD more likely to be highly selective eaters?
  • What impact does selective eating have?
  • How can we best support families to effect dietary change among selective eaters

With so much information online, how can we support parents of children with ASD, ADHD and related conditions to make safe and practical decisions on nutritional interventions?

Who Should Attend? This course should be relevant to: education professionals, social workers and support workers, healthcare professionals, caterers, parents/carers and others who provide support for people with Autism & ADHD

Book online or call 0141 638 4098.

For more information see attached leaflet

Froebel Conference- ‘Gifts for our future 9’ 2017

Research, Training and Professional Development

‘This system of training which I call an educational whole, that educates by developing’ (Froebel, 1899)

7th October 2017

9am to 3pm, John MacIntyre Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY


Jane Dyke, Founder of Yellow Dot Nurseries- ‘Leading the Process of Change: Froebel and Yellow Dot’.

Dr Lynn J McNair OBE, Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre, Edinburgh and Teaching Fellow at The University of Edinburgh-‘Rules, rules, rules and we’re not allowed to skip’. Exploratory study: Listening to children’s voices about the transition to Primary One.


‘Players and Storytellers’ development projects undertaken by members of the Edinburgh Froebel Network Masterclass, funded by the Froebel Trust.

Cost : £65

Please see  Froebel Conference 2017 leaflet for more information and details on how to book or see website

Professional Learning – “The Grand Tenement”

Circulated on behalf of Russell Clegg, Learning Officer, Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddle’s Court

Grand Tenement CPD opportunity

The Patrick Geddes Centre is offering a FREE Professional Learning session on ‘The Grand Tenement’ – a hands on, creative activity for schools to support learning about Old Edinburgh.

This session offers a facilitated and fully resourced opportunity for teachers to work through the activity themselves. Whilst date and time are tbc, we anticipate to take place on:

Friday 2nd June, 1.30-3.30 p.m.

The Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NX

 The Patrick Geddes Centre Primary Learning Programme will also offer other facilitated workshops that support Creative Learning, not shown on this flyer, including:

•             The King’s Banquet – Feasting in the time of James VI

•             Meet the Neighbours – Riddle’s Court in the 1870s

•             Arts and Crafts inspired – printmaking workshops

All these sessions will include a tour of the fully restored Riddle’s Court – Edinburgh’s original Grand Tenement!

 These facilitated sessions will run from September 2017 at the Patrick Geddes Centre, 322 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PG. Please contact  for costs and booking details or phone: 0131 220 1232

The Big Street Survey – CLPL Available from Sustrans Scotland

Sustrans Scotland have produced a resource called The Big Street Survey where P6-7 pupils go out and survey the streets around their schools and come up with a five point class manifesto for the things they would like to see improved.

Lesson plans, pupil booklets and more info on The Big Street Survey can be found on the Sustrans website. 

Sustrans Scotland can provide Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) sessions for Primary Teachers in East Lothian on The Big Street Survey.

Sustrans Contact:  Cecilia Oram, Smarter Choices Co-ordinator – Education and Young People, Sustrans Scotland  0131 346 9777 or e-mail

Teacher Leadership Programme

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership Teacher Leadership Programme supports and challenges teachers to become more confident in leading classroom practice in their contexts and develop against the GTCS Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning.

The programme is open to all post-probation classroom teachers in Scotland. The programme is free of charge and is primarily aimed at teachers who are seeking professional learning opportunities to develop their leadership of learning and teaching in their contexts. Applications close on 15 May 2017

Find out more:


‘Empowering girls and building self-esteem’ with Emma Doyle

Teaching girls: develop your knowledge and communications skills

Learn to use language effectively for better communication with girls:

  • Build rapport and engage the next generation of girls
  • Learn communication tactics when dealing with groups of girls and individuals
  • Raise self-esteem which leads to confidence
  • Create winning strategies for future leaders
  • Q and A session followed by informal discussion

Emma Doyle Invitation

Welfare in Scotland’s schools: a key piece of the attainment jigsaw

Welfare in Scotland’s schools: a key piece of the attainment jigsaw

Wednesday 24 May 2017, COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh (0930-1530)


This national conference aims to bring together education professionals and a range of engaged stakeholders to join up the conversation around welfare and attainment – exploring the increasing role of the school in delivering welfare support and guidance to its children and young people and the importance of this work in helping to close the educational attainment gap.

More information – including the full conference agenda and timings –  can be found on the event webpage…


Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

Spending time playing and learning outdoors is essential for a happy childhood and helps children learn important skills for the future. All curricula across Scotland, Wales and England includes elements that are best taught outdoors.

This is what Grounds for Learning exists to support, and they are delighted to team up and help lead the Outdoor Classroom Day initiative. We think you will be excited by this as well.

Ground for Learning  are asking you to help in two ways:

– Spend two minutes signing up to the event on May 18th by clicking here

– Use the buttons below to share on social media or forward this email to friends and colleagues

Degrees of Success: widening access to higher

By Professor Cristina Iannelli, Personal Chair ion Education and Social Stratification.
Moray House School of Education would like to extend a very warm invitation to the inaugural lecture of Professor Cristina Iannelli. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Booking is essential. .
Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 5.30pm
G.03 Lecture Theatre, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

RSVP via –

CO Colin J Campbell

Telephone 0131 651 6167