researchED Scotland 2018

researchED Scotland 2018

Date:                               22nd September 2018
Time:                               9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Event Categories:    Scotland, UK
Venue:                            Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire,
                                            Scotland, FK14 7DU

It’s back! researchEd Scotland returns to bring its unique                  combination of research, evidence and practice in one fascinating and useful day of discussion, listening, sharing and networking.

Confirmed Speakers:
Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel
Daisy Christodoulou
Laura Colucci-Gray
Rachel Lofthouse
Lena Carter
Rajvi Glasbrook
Tom Sherrington
Mark Priestley
George Gilchrist
Kenny Pieper
Jonathan Firth
Carl Hendrick
Neil McLennan
Bob Davies
Martin Robinson
Laura McInerny
Nick Ward
Fearghal Kelly
Vin Walsh
Sarah Donarski
Gillian Hamilton
Chris McGrane
Jamie Thom
Edward Sosu
Ollie Bray
Sarah McGeown
Henry Hepburn
Nick Rose
Stephen Tierney
Walter Humes
Karen Wespieser
Robin Macpherson
Valerie Drew

Ticket Prices and Available from:

Multi-Pass        All day Multi-pass (Scot18)                                          £15.00
Discounted      All day Multi-pass, Discount (Scot18)                    £10.00
+Donation        All day Pass + Donation (Scot18)                              £25.00

Fully Funded Postgraduate Places 2018/2019

Fully Funded postgraduate places 2018/2019

The OU in Scotland is offering fully funded places on a range of          postgraduate modules throughout 2018/19.

If you’re a resident in Scotland and have been thinking about          studying towards a postgraduate qualification, there’s never been a better time to start. Studying one of these modules could be your first step towards one of many postgraduate qualifications. Over the past 25 years alone, we’ve awarded more than 90,000 postgraduate qualifications, of which more than 40,000 were master degrees. So what are you waiting for? Apply now.

For more information on the fully funded postgraduate modules click here

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness

25th September 2018 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm in Esk Room 1                     Venue – Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF


The training is designed for social work, health, education and residential practitioners as well as foster carers who have regular contact or carry out direct work with young people. The course will raise awareness of how young people become involved in child sexual exploitation, the impact of their experiences and how practitioners can respond to protect and support those affected.

It is important that you familiarise yourself with the East Lothian and Midlothian Interagency Guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation before attending. This can be accessed at

Applicants must have previously completed Level 1 Child Protection Awareness & Response training.

Learning Outcomes

Explain the key terminology and definitions in relation to CSE

Identify and describe the key vulnerability factors, risk indicators and spectrum of experiences in relation to CSE

Recognise the importance of information sharing and multi-agency partnership in responding to children and young people

If you have any questions or would like to book a place on this course then please contact your appropriate agency representative.

For further information please contact  0131 653 5150                           


2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference

The 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference: Sharing ideas, experiences and good practice
Wednesday 07 November 2018, COSLA Conference Centre, Central Edinburgh


There are examples of excellent mental health support being provided in schools across Scotland – from helping pupils to build resilience and manage their own stress and anxiety; to reducing stigma and encouraging pupil-led peer support.

Collectively, there may already be a range of effective practices that schools and wider integrated children’s services can adapt to the needs and demands of the young people they work with, but if we don’t share what’s working well with others, how will we know?

What works? What could be improved upon? And what are the impediments to getting it right? With keynote interactive sessions led by Audit Scotland and SAMH, this year’s annual conference will encourage participants to:

  • share their ideas and experiences of providing mental health and wellbeing support to young people
  • identify effective models of service delivery
  • highlight existing examples of good practice – within schools and between schools and wider integrated children’s services.

Speakers confirmed so far:

BILLY WATSON, Chief Executive, SAMH

DHARSHI SANTHAKUMARAN, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland; Lead for the forthcoming performance audit on children and young people’s mental health

ANNE CONNOR, Head of S6, George Heriot’s School

DAVID CAMERON, Educational Consultant (Conference Chair)

 More details – including the outline agenda for the day, rates to attend and background information on our speakers – can be found on the event webpage…

Register early…

Both our 2016 and 2017 ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools’ conferences sold-out with weeks to spare, attracting a total of 290 delegates from across the education, health, care, social work and third sectors. With over half the places already reserved for this year’s event, It is advised you register to attend as early as possible to guarantee your place(s).


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

NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service – New calendar of training 2018-2019

NHS Lothian have released details of their new calendar of training courses (April 2018-March 2019) for NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service Capacity Building Programme.  The attached file contains course information.

NHSL_new programme 2018-2019

The courses are free of charge and are available to anyone working or living in Lothian.

For more information please go to our website you can view information on each of the courses and book places.

For any other enquiries please contact NHS Lothian on 0131-537-9399


Career Long Professional Learning from Moray House

Career-long professional learning (CLPL) events in 2018 from Moray House of Education.

Raising Attainment using Transformational Change Tools

A CLPL event providing a hands-on opportunity to develop planning and success criteria for raising attainment, including addressing inequity, through the use of transformational change tools.

Effective Timetabling Courses

Our practical and intensive three-day Effective Timetabling course helps school leaders to efficiently facilitate opportunities for students and teachers through timetabling. Based on demand, we aim to add an additional course in February. We also offer a one-day Timetabling for Curriculum for Excellence (Intermediate) course for those who have already taken the initial timetabling course.

Learner Engagement and Parental Engagement ‘In Conversation’ Events

We are delighted to offer two highly participatory events this winter with renowned speakers. The Learner Engagement event focuses on pupil/student voice and partnership with Peter Felten and Meredith Piatt from the USA. The Parental Engagement event is with Janet Goodall.

Principal Teacher: Leadership of Learning 

A CLPL event designed to given an understanding of the key concepts and strategies for leading and managing the processes of learning, teaching and assessment within a department/ faculty in primary or secondary schools.

Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities

An online course running for ten weeks from April to June 2018 to help individuals and their organisations develop strategies and policies to enhance community engagement.

Learning for Sustainability: Connecting Classrooms

Timely opportunity for teachers to grapple with what Learning for Sustainability means, what existing and new skills and knowledge are required and how this might all look in the your school context. Various online and blended learning courses are available this spring.

For more information and how to book click on the course title.

Visual Support Project

The Visual Support Project, established in East Lothian in March 2016, is a joint venture between Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) and the Educational Psychology Service.

The project involves an initial training session with the whole   nursery team to discuss how to implement and embed visuals          creating an inclusive communication environment. This                     universal approach aims to support all children, including those with additional support needs.   Once schools meet the required standards they receive the Visual Support Project Bronze award     accreditation for their school.

Evaluations from school staff highlighted that consistent use of      visual timetables and environmental visuals positively impacts all learners by:

  • Providing reassurance and predictability
  • Supporting learner engagement by promoting understanding of information and routines
  • Supporting pupil independence and personal organisational skills
  • Facilitating helpful discussions with parents/carers
  • Promoting the inclusion of learners with ASNs

Pupils have also been part of the evaluation process and have made comments such as “Having visuals means that pupils can explain things to and help each other, without waiting for an adult to help.”   “They are a really good idea for some children who need more support and it means that everyone gets the same information.”

In East Lothian we are offering this resource to local authority schools and nurseries (including partnership nurseries).  For a whole school approach there is currently a cost involved in order to        provide the visuals required.  If you are interested in the Visual       Support Project for your school/nursery or have any questions, please contact the SLT team on: 0131 446 4009 or email                       Laura Duncan, Speech and Language Therapist: