Protecting People From Serious Harm

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Time: 13.00 – 16.30

Venue: Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

This training will provide key information about the overall process, the crucial role you play in reducing risks for families and how to use the Domestic Abuse Stalking, Harassment and Honour-based violence Risk Identification Checklist (DASH RIC).

Applicants must have a firm grounding in Violence Against Women and Girls by either having completed ‘Improving our Practice on Violence against Women and Girls: Spotlight on Domestic Abuse’ or an equivalent VAWG face-to-face training.

To Book: Flyer – Protecting people from serious harm

Introduction to British Sign Language

Free Introduction to British Sign Language Course


As part of East Lothian Council’s British Sign Language (BSL) Plan we are offering colleagues the opportunity to learn British Sign Language.

The course takes place over 6 weeks, in 3 hour evening sessions.

You don’t need to have any previous knowledge or experience of BSL to do the course.

What the course will cover:

  • Deaf awareness, Finger spelling, Name & Gender
  • Where? (Countries and Places) and Emotions
  • Numbers, 1-20, Age
  • Family and Colours
  • Days, Weeks, Months
  • Weather and Clothes
  • Occupations and Hobbies
  • Time and Transport
  • Food and Money


Level and certification: This course is introductory level. A certificate of completion will be awarded by Edinburgh College.

Dates, time & location:

  • Monday 27th January 2020  Esk Rooms 2 @ the Brunton, Musselburgh
  • Monday 3rd February 2020 Esk Room 1 @ The Brunton, Musselburgh
  • Monday 17th February 2020 Esk Room 1 @ the Brunton, Musselburgh
  • Monday 24th February 2020 Esk Room 2 @ The Brunton , Musselburgh
  • Monday 2nd March 2020 Esk Room 1 @ The Brunton, Musselburgh
  • Monday 9th March 2020 Esk Room 1 @ the Brunton, Musselburgh

All classes are 6pm to 9pm

Cost: Free

How to apply: To apply to do this course please email Please include your name and job role and contact details.

More information: For more information about the Council’s British Sign Language Plan please visit

Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning FAQs

What is Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning?
CCGL is a fully-funded programme from the British Council open to Scottish schools that supports learners and teachers in Scotland and across the globe to collaborate on, and learn about, the global issues we face in the world today. There are so many ways that you can get involved – take a look at the variety of opportunities on offer to you as a practitioner or to your school as a whole.

More information on CCGL

Explore Global Goals with Scotdec

New resource launch: Explore the Global Goals with our free digital packs for primary and secondary schools!

Primary and secondary teachers in Scotland can now download our free digital pack designed to teach young people about the Sustainable Development Goals and to discover ways to address the issues in their own communities and further afield. The digital pack contains a powerpoint, postcards and booklet to keep. Each postcard has an activity for introducing a goal and ideas for exploring it further in the classroom and the interactive powerpoint is jam-packed with eye-catching, engaging and of-the-moment resources your learners will identify with and enjoy.

You could incorporate the materials into a PSE programme, use for subject-specific content or find ideas for developing the John Muir Award and Saltire Award – the possibilities are endless!

PLUS become a Global Goals Champion school!

Global Goals Champions can be run as a school or year group initiative to motivate and inspire young people to find out more about the Goals. As they learn more about individual Goals, young people can collect stamps in their Global Goals Passport. If they collect 7 stamps they achieve a bronze certificate, 12 stamps for silver and 17 stamps for gold.

Everything you need to run the Global Goals Champions initiative is free to download below,
along with the digital SDG packs:


Access the primary pack


Access the secondary pack

Your Guide to Career Long Professional Learning for Education in East Lothian