Scotland Learns

This is the last issue of Scotland Learns before the summer break but it’ll be back in the new school year with more news, updates, advice and guidance in a fortnightly newsletter, tailored just for you.


We know it’s been a difficult year and the education profession has shown great dedication and commitment to supporting learners during these unprecedented times.


With that in mind, it’s Thank a Teacher Day on Wednesday 23 June and we are proud supporters of the event which celebrates schools, teachers and support staff across the UK. We want to encourage people from all across Scotland to get involved, so you can recognise a special teacher, teaching assistant, playground helper or even a whole school team by sending them a card.


We would like to say a big thank you to all of you and we’ll be back in the autumn. Have a wonderful, well-deserved summer break.

The National e-Learning Offer will continue to support learning and teaching in session 2021/22. Have a look at this flyer to see the range of support available and for more information.


What’s New?

  • DYW Live Pathways week will run from 18-24 June offering eight 30-minute sessions per day for learners, teachers and parents on career pathways. Sessions will be live-streamed via the e-Sgoil webpage.
  • Content is now available on West OS for Advanced Higher History units.
  • e-Sgoil’s primary school live broadcasts have concluded for this session, however you can still catch up on previous sessions, learning spaces and the four Scotland’s Assemblies on demand in the P2-7 area of ‘Our Programmes’ on the e-Sgoil website.
  • Remember to visit the new NeLO platform which makes it even easier to search the range of resources available.

Creative wellbeing fund

Learners’ mental health and wellbeing is a top priority across Scotland. This fund has been created to offer six grants of £12-15K to support schools to take a creative approach to addressing wellbeing. One project will be selected in each Regional Improvement Collaborative area. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 August.


News, resources and professional learning from DigiLearn

  • Discover how the Digital Schools Award for Scotland (DSAS) framework can support your setting to lead digital learning, teaching and assessment. Hear DSAS validator, Catherine Cunningham, share an overview of the purpose and structure of the award framework and criteria. You can also hear insights and top tips on how the DSAS framework transformed and supported a whole school approach to embedding digital learning across the ELC and primary setting.
  • The National Cyber Security Centre have recently launched a brand new game to teach children aged 7 to 11 to stay secure online.
  • Why is cyber resilience and internet safety so important? Children and young people are spending an increasing amount of time learning, playing and socialising in online environments. Our roadmap can help you to understand where they are on that journey and the type of support they may require.

Microsoft have created the Digital Future Programme to help young people explore the digital future aims to prepare young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow

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