CLPL for Teachers – “Teaching in Nature”: September 2015

logo_in_header_gflTeaching in Nature is training course for teachers, aimed at developing professional practice in outdoor learning.

Using these places, rich in learning possibilities, we also socially and emotionally engage our learners with the places and topics. In recent years we have come to understand that connection with ‘place’ needs to come before we learn about the bigger social and environmental issues we face as society.

It is a long term programme that supports you to plan, implement and evaluate a challenging and fun outdoor learning experience for your pupils. Teaching in Nature is a collaborative process, sharing good practice and learning with your colleagues from other schools. It will also challenge you to develop an interdisciplinary approach to outdoor learning with colleagues.

Full course information can be found on the CLPL pages of eduBuzz, where you will also find an application form.  This should be completed and returned to Matt Robinson at Grounds for Learning.  Closing date for applications is 4th September 2015, with the course commencing on 11th September.

Costs for this course will be met by the Training and Developemnt Team, however there will be a cover cost implication for successful candidates.  Further information can be obtained from the Training & Development Team – staffdevelopemnt.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Leuchie is an independent charity which provides high quality respite breaks with 24-hour expert nursing care for people and their families living with long-term physical conditions. The only place of its kind in Scotland, Leuchie is a small organisation with a big vision: To be the UK’s foremost centre of excellence in transforming lives through focusing on every aspect of guest-centred care encompassing physical, social and emotional needs. Please have a look at our website to get a feel for what a unique organisation we are!

Leuchie is striving to move from a nursing / medical focus towards 5-star holidays where each member of the team delivers high-quality customer service in a professional manner, with the wellbeing of every guest held at the centre of all activity and engagement.

Within Leuchie there exist exciting opportunities for enthusiastic Registered Nurses.

As Leuchie develops and moves forward, we require RNs with a high level of motivation and commitment who understand that excellent customer service is integral to their nursing skills.

You will possess the clinical and organisational skills to manage a complex nursing environment and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team where every member is focused on.

You will be forward thinking with excellent communication skills and want to positively contribute to the Leuchie experience and its importance to the health and wellbeing of our guests.

Staff Nurse Vacancies:

Full Time, 70 h per fortnight   £22,458 – £26,608

Part Time, 56h per fortnight  £17,967 – £21,286 (pro rata)

Part Time, 28h per fortnight  £8,983 – £10,643 (pro rata)

Band 5 Equivalent

For further information about the roles and an application pack please contact Leuchie House on 01620 892864 or email psneddon@leuchiehouse.org.uk

Leuchie is an equal opportunities employer. These posts are subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups register check. Leuchie is a charity registered in Scotland no. SC042249, Company no. SC392721.

www.leuchiehouse.org.uk

See Hear” Sensory Impairment Strategy: East/Midlothian Event

Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s “See Hear” sensory impairment strategy, we are planning an event to look at local implementation specific to the issues for children and young people, their families and carers.

This will be a joint East and Midlothian event, held at Musselburgh Racecourse on Wednesday 9th September.

Bring your personal experience and ideas to share with us.
Help us improve services to meet the needs of children and young people in East and Midlothian who live with hearing or sight loss.
Assistance with transport can be arranged/Communication support will be provided/ Guide and Hearing dogs welcome.
There will be two sessions:- 2-4pm and 4.30-6.30pm. Refreshments will be served 4-5pm.

The NCDS Listening Bus will also be on site and group sessions can be booked in advance.

Personal invites will be sent out nearer the time with all the details and information on how to book a place, but in the meantime please keep your diary free.

Jayne.lewis@midlothian.gov.uk       jwhite@eastlothian.gov.uk

Download invitation: Event Save The Date Sept 15

Digital Learning and Teaching Stakeholder Events

An invitation has been received from the Digital Learning and Teaching team with Education Scotland for staff to take part in a series of events during June and July about teaching and learning with technology. How does technology currently support, enhance and improve learning for Scotland’s young people? What’s working? What’s not? Where is the evidence to support digital learning and teaching?

The attached invitation gives information about the events and how to book a place.

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Further details can be obtained from the Digital Learning and Teaching Programme Office, http://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/ndlf/

MAKE Summer School – a fun and creative way to spend your summer holiday.

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MAKE run a creative summer school that teaches children aged 8 to 14 woodwork and other engineering/teamwork skills.  MAKE have been running this project since 2012 and in response to pupil and parental feedback have started a summer school in North Berwick (many children have travelled from East Lothian to Edinburgh over the past three years). We will be be employing teachers from the region as well as current pupils from North Berwick High School to help run the event.

For more information please click here:…..MAKE Summer School Flyer 2015

 

 

Scotland’s BIG Nature Festival 2015

Scotland’s BIG nature festival is back 23-24 May, Levenhall Links, Musselburgh! There’s loads to keep wildlife lovers and families entertained all weekend. This  award-winning festival has gone from strength to strength – boasting a packed programme covering everything from specialist wildlife talks, walks and demos,  loads of children’s activities like storytelling, puppet shows, bug bioblitz, pond dipping, willow weaving and loads more ways to give your intrepid wildlife explorers a really wild day out!   

This year RSPB has teamed up with East Lothian Council and have a fantastic new venue, renown for its open spaces and wildlife, overlooking the Firth of Forth and part of the John Muir Way. Over 100 exhibitors offer something for everybody, from the latest wildlife technology, fantastic science, art, books, and much more.   

Visitors can enjoy great locally sourced artisan food and drink, and a farmers market in association with Scotland Year of Food and Drink, and live entertainment. For more information or to buy tickets please visit www.bignaturefestival.org.uk  (adults £12 Children £2 under 5’s free).

For more information about the festival click here…….RSPB Families leaflet_HR