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CLP Programme 2018-2019

The CLPL Programme has now been e-mailed to all School Offices and should be forwarded to staff shortly.  The CLPL update can be found here

Session 2018/2019 sees a move to online booking for the majority of Career Long Professional Learning Opportunities.

Booking Live can be used to book your place at an event and view/manage your bookings. Booking Live is already being successfully used by other Service Areas within East Lothian Council (including Active Schools and the Summer Activities 2018 Programmes).

Although the Training and Development pages of eduBuzz will still be used for information and updates on learning opportunities, all Education learning events will now move to the Booking Live site.

The bookings homepage for Education Training and Development Opportunities is:

Please note that unless specified in the course information, e-mail bookings will no longer be accepted.

Learning for a better future: a Global Citizenship approach

Learning for a better future – a global citizenship approach

Looking for something inspiring for the new school year? Passionate about building a fairer, more sustainable future through rights based learning?

Join like minded colleagues on our free GTCS accredited course in Global Citizenship delivered in partnership with Scotland’s Global Learning Centres.  The course takes place over the academic year and is designed with an emphasis on participatory methodologies, sharing best practice and professional reflection.

Key components of the programme include guided professional reading, national training workshops, local mentoring, enquiry-based teaching, facilitated reflection sessions and a learning log.

For further information please visit or contact 

Deadline for applications is 31 August 2018.

Girls and autism: learning available from children in scotland

Girls and autism: with Sarah Hendrickx

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 in Glasgow

About the event
Girls are still less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys. Research shows that this can be due to a number of reasons, such as girls being more able to interact socially through delayed imitation. As a result, they are often not referred for diagnosis and miss out on suitable support. 

This seminar is led by Sarah Hendrickx, an expert in autism spectrum conditions who also happens to have Asperger syndrome. 

Key learning:
• Current research into girls on the spectrum – how autism presents differently in girls
• Diagnosis and how to apply the criteria
• Key problems girls face, including anxiety, teen years and co-morbidity
• Strategies to support girls on the spectrum and their families. 

About the trainer
Sarah Hendrickx has been a keynote autism speaker at national autism conferences in the UK and overseas and specialises in speaking on all aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome including relationships, women, gender differences, employment and alcohol.

Sarah was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 43 – after she had written several books on the subject. 

“As always, Sarah was an excellent speaker – informative, candid and informal. I always enjoy and feel inspired by listening and learning from her.”Girls and autism delegate, October 2017

How to book a place
By calling 0131 313 8828
By emailing 

Cost to attend
From £89 for Children in Scotland members; from £109 for non-members. 

The University of Edinburgh Inaugural Lecture

The University of Edinburgh College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Professor Judy Robertson, Professor of Digital Learning at Moray House School of Education will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on ‘Data education for all’.

Further information can be found on the attached flyer:

Professor Judy Roberson

This lecture is free and open to the public

Booking is essential via Eventbrite:

NHS Lothian 14th Annual Child Protection Conference

NHS Lothian 14th Annual Child Protection Conference

Date: 8th June 2018

Theme: Assessment and Risk of Decision-making in Complex Cases

Speakers include:

  • Dr Danya Glaser
  • Professor Alison Kemp

Who Should Attend?

This is a multi-agency event, which will be of interest to practitioners from: Children’s and Adult Services (Health), general practitioners, and students of health related subjects; Education; Social Work; Police; Voluntary Sector Services and Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration.

Conference Registration

To book online please visit or for further information please contact Victoria Wyness on

Telephone: 0131 275 7925 or Email:

The final programme will be circulated with the booking confirmation


Sexuality and Diversity: A Contemporary Health & Social Care Perspective

Edinburgh Napier University have developed an online learning module on ‘Sexuality and Diversity: A Contemporary Health & Social Care Perspective’.

The attached flyer contains information:

Sexuality and Diversity: A Contemporary Health & Social Care Perspective

For further information please contact:

Avril Hendry (Module Leader) on 0131 455 5329 or

For applications please contact:

Alice Proc (Admin Support) on 0131 455 5623 or

LGBT Domestic Abuse Seminar

LGBT Domestic Abuse Seminar

Esk rooms 1&2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

8th June 2018 9:15am- 12:15pm


“Lesbian and bisexual women are as likely as women in general to have experienced domestic abuse. Half of gay and bisexual men have experienced domestic abuse, and a third have experienced domestic abuse from a partner. This compares to one in six men in general who have experienced domestic abuse from a family member or partner since the age of 16.” (Stonewall Scotland.)

This seminar is aimed at staff who work in Education, Housing, Adult and Children’s Services, Voluntary Organisations, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and NHS Lothian

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of LGBT people’s experiences of domestic abuse
  • Recognition of barriers to support
  • Exploration of undertaking risk assessment in LGBT+ relationships

For further information please contact: 0131 653 5150 or

Mentally Healthy Workplace Workshop

Thursday 24th May 2018, 9.30-4.15, Penston House

The purpose of this workshop is to provide line managers/team leaders with:

  • a broad awareness of mental health, issues and attitudes in the workplace
  • the confidence to know how to support and manage a member of staff who may have poor mental health or a mental health condition
  • knowledge as to how you can encourage a mentally healthy workplace and the significant impact you have on this – focusing on what you can control/influence
  • clarity regarding legal responsibilities in relation to disability discrimination and the employer’s duty of care
  • resources, tools and further information sources you can use for yourself and others

Some previous participant feedback:

“Very helpful in terms of giving a clear understanding in terms of how to manage, recognise and support mental health.”

“Thought provoking and interesting”

“Interesting, informative and prompted good, honest discussion”

“Very enlightening, good examples provided and resources available.”

HR and Occupational Health will also be at the workshop.

To book: on learnPro:  Instructions on booking if you have not done this before:

Any questions, contact Rebecca Grangeret –, 01620 827542

Why Sleep Matters – Educating Young People on the Importance of Sleep

Policy Hub Scotland have arranged the following session:

Why sleep matters – educating young people on the importance of sleep

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Venue: COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

Using a mix of presentations, existing examples of good practice and interactive roundtable sessions, the event will:

  • examine sleep and the sleep cycle and explore why this is particularly important to teenagers
  • consider the impact poor sleep can have on young people’s behaviours, their engagement in the classroom and their educational attainment
  • explore the effects of social media and digital technologies on young people’s sleep
  • highlight the benefits good sleep can have in helping young people maintain good mental health and wellbeing, particularly during times of increased stress or anxiety (such as around school exams) and explore the links between poor sleep and poor adolescent mental health
  • provide delegates with ‘good sleep hygiene’ tips and ‘sleep education’ lesson plans that can be delivered to pupils.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Dr Christopher-James Harvey, Director of the TEENSLEEP Project & Associate Director (Sleep Medicine), Sleep and Circadian Neurosciences Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Heather Cleland Woods, Lecturer – School of Psychology, University of Glasgow

Tam Baillie, Speaker, trainer and consultant; formerly Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Kirsten Russell, Research Assistant – School o f Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde

More information – including the full conference outline, key themes to be covered throughout the day and background information on the speakers – can be found on the event webpage…

Register early…

An early bird discount is available for this event.  Guarantee your place to attend by completing booking by Friday 20 April 2018 and enjoy 20% off the cost of your tickets.

Book Now, Pay Later Option available for this Event

Book now to guarantee your place and take advantage of our flexible payment option which lets you choose to be invoiced for your attendance in the current or next financial year, whichever best suits your training budget.

Attend with colleagues…

Share this learning opportunity with colleagues, by taking advantage of the group booking discount.  Book two delegates and get a third place at half-price.