Developing Global Citizens through the SDGs

Global Goals network event

Developing Global Citizens through the SDGs

Join Claire Dunphy from St Eunan’s primary school, Clydebank, as she shares their whole school approach to using the SDGs as a context for developing Global Citizens. This is an opportunity to share the challenges, solutions and impact of using the SDGs across the school.

Tuesday 28 November 2017


Room 1.18 Paterson’s Land, Moray House, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Email or 0131 2261499 to book your place

Health and Wellbeing…. Mindfulness for Teachers and Parents and Educational Establishments

Next Free Taster Session

John Gray Centre, Haddington Library, Star Room on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10am-12 noon

Join Dorothy Larios for a short, FREE, informal session where you can experience and explore what makes Mindfulness a practical inclusion to our daily lives.  Encouraging Teachers,Assistants, Early Years Staff and Parents of  children of all ages to come along to hear what is now being taught in schools.

 Choose to step away for a little while to

  • Find out about well documented benefits of mindfulness for stress related concerns
  • Hear about the latest scientific evidence that reassures us that this is not a waste of time
  • Meet Dorothy and hear of her work with parents, carers, schools and mindfulness in the workplace
  • Understand the types of courses available so you can judge whether this would be suitable for you

 Free tasters offer an opportunity for those curious about mindfulness

  • To consider committing to an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
  • Mums and Dads and Carers  can consider a specially designed 6 sessions course available to those who care at home
  • School Heads, teachers and educators to hear more about the MiSP the Mindfulness in Schools Project.


 Booking information from   01620823510 or contact

Edutech 2017- Empowering learners through technology

23rd November 2017, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Leading experts will discuss how the latest technology can help engage pupils, enhance the learning experience and encourage innovative new approaches to teaching, inside as well as outside the classroom.

Who should attend:

• Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers
• Teachers and Curriculum Managers
• School Business Managers
• Heads of eLearning
• School Heads of IT
• Local Authority Education Managers
• Further and Higher Education Representatives
• Librarians
• Union representatives

Speakers include:

Dr Cristina Costa, Lecturer in Digital Education and Scholarship, University of Strathclyde

Paul Nisbet, Director, CALL Scotland, University of Edinburgh

Katy Caie, Development Manager for Cyber Security Challenge UK in Scotland, Young Scot.

Sharon Maguire, Ours Lady’s High School, Motherwell

Stuart Deed, Strategic Partnering Director, Digital Health and Care Institute

Maggie Tam, 5Rights Project Co-ordinator Young Scot

Joe Moretti, Distinguished Educator, Apple.

For more information and to book a place please see the website.


ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia

Understanding & Supporting Students in Mainstream Settings A One Day Conference  |  Friday 3rd November 2017  |  Glasgow

ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia are four of the most common developmental disorders of childhood and research indicates there are considerable overlap between these conditions. With more students than ever being educated in mainstream setting with SE this brings many challenges too and many teachers and support staff don’t feel they have enough specialist knowledge and training.

This conference will provide an opportunity to:

Enhance your knowledge and understanding on these four overlapping conditions.

Listen to in depth presentations from leading experts who make your learning informative and enjoyable.

Increase your confidence so you can best help the children and young people that you work with.

Learn about best practice and gain practical strategies that you can use in the education setting.

Learn new strategies to promote successful inclusion.

Network with others.

Gain a certificate of attendance and download speaker’s presentations after the conference, so you can train your colleague.

Go back to your workplace re-energised and inspired so you can really make a difference.

For further information on the event and how to book please download e-leaflet here or visit

Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools

Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools Wednesday 31st January | Central Edinburgh | £50 early booking discount

The Scottish Association for Mental Health have said that 19 young people in Scotland are let down by mental health systems every day. The Scottish government has made it a national priority to improve mental wellbeing in schools.

Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s new 10 year Mental Health Strategy, it is now essential for schools to ensure an inclusive strategy is in place to prevent poor mental health becoming a barrier to achievement.

A one-day training course, ‘Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools’ is running in Edinburgh on Wednesday 31st January. Chaired by education consultant and mental health champion Hugh Smith, delegates on this course will take away an action plan to implement best practice in supporting the mental wellbeing of both pupils and staff at your school. View the full agenda

Register online  * Early booking discount – Save £50 – Limited time only *

Key training outcomes include:

  • Understand your school’s obligations under the Scottish government’s latest policy on mental health
  • Discover best practice techniques to support pupils with mental health needs
  • Learn to effectively support your staff with managing stress, low morale and heavy workloads
  • Evaluate your schools’ PSE lesson plans to embed excellence in wellbeing education
  • Take away an action plan to create a whole-school approach to mental wellbeing

* Places are strictly limited to 35 to ensure an interactive learning environment. Click here to claim your discounted delegate place

If you have any questions regarding the course or how to register, call Lillie Fulton on 0203 770 6608 or email

Supporting Young Carers in Education Settings

6th December 2017, Edinburgh

About this event:

Young carers in Scotland have been reporting on the support they receive in schools at each of the Young Carers Festivals since 2008. The compilation of these responses has revealed that young carers perceive a lack of awareness, understanding and empathy from their teachers regarding their role as a carer, leading them to feel there is no support system available to them within schools. It would appear that much more still needs to be done in schools to support young carers.

This half-day seminar will attempt to raise awareness of the issue among school teachers and staff, and offer practical suggestions as to how we might best support young carers in education settings.

Key learning:

•    The need to identify young carers (a brief outline of policy and legislation)

•    Exploring the issues and how young carers can be supported

•    Examples of models of practice in schools and resources available

•    The impact of providing the right support to young carers at school.

Who should attend:

This event is aimed at school teachers and staff. It is primarily aimed at those working in the upper years of primary and secondary school settings, but given the importance of early identification of young carers, it may also be of interest to those working in the earlier years of primary.

For more information and how to book please see the website