Professional Learning Newsletter – February 2021

We are delighted to announce our brand new webinar Quality Improvement in a Changing Landscape.  Following on from our latest sold out webinars on remote learning we are now focusing on the evaluation process. We hope you can join us for another thought provoking event!

We still have some places available for a variety of other courses and events which you can find below. You might be particularly interested in our Inclusive Digital Technology course if you work with ASN pupils.


Webinar – Quality Improvement in a Changing Landscape
Wednesday 3 March 2021
3.30 – 5.30pm

This new webinar will address the whole issue of evaluating learning (remote, blended and in-school) in what are very challenging circumstances. We will look to establish a set of common principles for evaluation and offer examples of the types of tools and techniques which may be of assistance to the hard-pressed professional.

This session is designed for anyone with an interest in, or responsibility for, ensuring quality experiences for children in any of the aforementioned categories of learning. This is likely to interest the following groups:

• Colleagues with an interest in strategy and improvement
• Senior leaders
• Anyone with responsibility for planning and taking forward aspects of the school/centre improvement plan: learning and teaching, curriculum, closing the gap or raising attainment

Cost: £25

Book Here


Principal teacher: leadership of learning

Due to popular demand we have added an additional course.
This online course, led by Dr Val Corry, is designed to give individuals in both primary and secondary sectors an understanding of the key concepts and strategies for leading and managing the processes of learning, teaching and assessment within a department/faculty.

The focus will be on the role of the middle leader in building professional capacity to drive forward the improvement agenda and bring about change within the context for Curriculum for Excellence, and raising young people’s attainment and achievement.

The course is split into 2 morning sessions, 9.00am – 12.30pm:

• Friday 26 February 2021
• Wednesday 3 March 2021

Course fee for both sessions: £139

Booking deadline: 14 February

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Inclusive Digital Technology

This 10-week online course will be of interest to anyone keen to promote excellence in education for pupils with additional support needs. Participants will learn about assistive technologies and resources to support pupils with additional support needs via a mix of teaching and learning, workshops, discussion boards and self-study.

Course dates: 6 March – 7 May 2021
Course fee: £700

Booking deadline: Thursday 25 February

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Returning to Teaching

This 10-week online course is aimed at fully qualified teachers who have been away from teaching for some time or qualified abroad and would like to get back into teaching.
Participants will get up to date with Scottish education’s policies and national priorities as well as develop their knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence, social justice and equality and inclusion.

Our next course will run 26 March – 12 June 2021

The course fee is £450

Booking deadline: Friday 12 March

Book Here


Decolonising the Curriculum – Visiting Speaker Series

Moray House School of Education and Sport is offering a series of talks from visiting speakers on the subject of decolonising the curriculum.

This series is sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain; University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education and Sport, Race Equality Subgroup; and The Centre for Education on Racial Equality in Scotland.

The series will run from January – June 2021

Register Here


Making Connections through Learning for Equity and Sustainability online course

Aligned with Scotland’s education priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this fully funded online professional learning will support you to think about, plan for, and implement Learning for Sustainability in your own practice and in your teaching context.

You will make connections at individual, institutional, national and global levels, inspiring you and your students to develop the confidence, skills, knowledge, values and attitudes we all need to thrive and create positive change in our increasingly interconnected world.

The fully funded course, offered as part of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, lasts 10 weeks and involves participation in online discussions and activities in five course modules, which will be released fortnightly.

The course starts on 5th March 2021

Register Here

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