Consultation Workshop ‘Data Town’


Date: Monday 3rd June 2019

Time: 10:00 – 13:30


Location: Outreach Centre, 9C Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP



The purpose of the day is to take learners through a series of events in an imagined ‘Data Town’ to learn about the impact of Data on the lives of individuals and the community. They will experience a number of scenarios in a table-top exercise that affect health, well-being, privacy, citizenship etc. The aim of the day is to make them more aware of the way data is used in society both positively and negatively.

Free places available- book here


TeachMeet / Pedagoo Session

Education Scotland will be facilitating a TeachMeet/Pedagoo session on Wednesday 25th September at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival, in the Exhibitor Seminar Theatre of the SEC.

The TeachMeet session will consist of a series of short presentations (2-7 minutes, use of PowerPoint, or equivalent, is strongly discouraged) to which the audience would listen and then ask questions. For more information see:

The Pedagoo session will take the form of learning conversations. These are longer in length and there can be several happening at the one time, the audience choose which one to attend at sign in. Instead of presenting, the leader will facilitate the conversation in the way that they choose. For more information see:

The proposed plan for this session is:

17:00-17:20: Refreshments, networking & sign in

17:20-17:30: Welcome

17.30-18:10: TeachMeet session: short presentations (40 mins)

18:10-18:15: Break

18:15-18:55: Pedagoo session: learning conversations (40 mins)

18:55-19:00: Close

An Introduction to Inclusive Education – Free Online Course through OpenLearnCreate

This course introduces participants to Inclusive Education within the Scottish context. Through a range of online reading, reflective logs and an end of module quiz.

This resource is designed for: early years practitioners; all teachers – primary and secondary; school management; support staff; local authority education officers. To access this course, participants will be required to create an account with OpenLearnCreate.

For More Information: An Introduction to Inclusive Education



HR Workshops

From mid-May to the end of June the HR Division will be holding workshops in regards to Absence Management, Performance Management and conducting Disciplinary Investigations. Each workshop will last 3 hours.

Who should attend?
The workshops are open to any employee who has line management responsibility or anyone who could be asked to conduct a disciplinary investigation.

Course descriptions
The workshops will be interactive with delegates being made aware of the roles and responsibilities of those involved within each process. Delegates will be asked to discuss and share their experiences and expectations, look at the supports available to them and reinforce their learning through real life examples and case studies.

Date, Time and Location of each session

Absence Management Workshops

30 May 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Garleton Room B (Penston, Macmerry)

18 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Adam Room (John Muir House, Haddington)

Performance Management Workshops

4 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Saltire Rooms (John Muir House, Haddington)

27 June 2019, 1pm – 4pm

Saltire Rooms (John Muir House, Haddington)

Disciplinary Investigation Workshops

12 June 2019, 1pm – 4pm

Garleton Room B (Penston, Macmerry)

25 June  2019, 1pm – 4pm

Garleton Room A (Penston, Macmerry)

If you wish to be booked on to any of these workshops can you please seek the appropriate permission from your manager and then contact your HR Adviser to book your place.

Making Connections through Learning for Sustainability : Facilitated Online CLPL for teachers

Aligned with Scotland’s education priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this professional learning supports you to develop the confidence to plan for, and implement Learning for Sustainability in your practice, making connections at individual, school and global levels, and inspiring students to collaborate on the issues that shape our world.


Friday 13th September


 Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh


Teachers as Agents of Change course

Moray House Annual Lecture “Going Global Teaching New Century Students in a Diverse and Digital World” by Gloria Ladson

Although human beings develop in remarkably similar ways, the environments in which they develop can be radically different and produce very different outcomes. Young people growing up in technologically sophisticated societies participate in the most highly tech, digitally interconnected global culture the world has ever experienced. However, traditional teaching and learning continues to reflect a more 19th century approach to schooling. This lecture addresses the ways global youth culture can provide teachers and educators with important entre into ways that they can be more successful with increasingly diverse student populations.

Date & Time:

Wednesday 19th June

17.30 – 19.00



Paterson’s Land,Holyrood Campus,Edinburgh


Free places available via Eventbrite

Protecting People from Serious Harm

Protecting People from Serious Harm: Assessing Risks from Domestic abuse and Referring to MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)

Applicants must have previously completed Improving our Practice on Violence against Women and Girls: Spotlight on Domestic Abuse.

MARAC (multi-agency risk assessment conferencing) is a process that identifies the highest risk victims of domestic abuse. Through multi-agency sharing of information and case discussion, a risk / safety management plan is agreed to assist in reducing the risk to the victim, any children involved and others. You and / or your staff may be asked to provide information to the MARAC or you may have serious concerns about a victim / family known to your service. This training will provide key information about the overall process, the crucial role you play in reducing risks for these families and how to use the risk assessment tool (RIC).

The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • To define what domestic abuse is and have an understanding of this in your area.
  • To have an understanding of a multi-agency approach to domestic abuse.
  • Explain what MARAC is, how it works and your role.
  • The knowledge of how to carry out a domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence risk assessment (DASH RIC).
  • To have an understanding of the domestic abuse support services available in our area.

Date & Time:

Tuesday 23rd July from 9.30am – 12.30pm


Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

For more Information Contact: