introduction to coaching

Offered as part of the enhanced Teacher Leadership Programme workshop series, there is a TLP workshop – An Introduction to Coaching – coming soon. This twilight session is part of the series open both to TLP participants and to other teachers in any role not currently on the programme. It will be led by Jacqueline Morley from the GTCS and Lesley Walker from Education Scotland.


Coaching plays a central role in supporting a broad range of professional learning and is at the heart of Professional Review and Development dialogues. This practical workshop explores the role of non-directive coaching and the associated skills required to facilitate professional learning conversations based on a coaching approach.


‘While no single conversation is guaranteed to transform a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can.’

(Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott)


Booking details are available here.

Sing and Play with Lucinda Geoghegan

An East Lothian Arts Service YMI funded workshop.

An accessible way in to easy musical games and use of class instrument box

Friday March 27th 2020

2 – 4.30  Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

This workshop will be a practical, hands on session aimed at classroom teachers, music specialists, and anyone who loves sharing music and song. The session will explore the use of singing games, how to integrate  into the life of the school classroom, along with new ideas to add to your musical repertoire.

Discover how Singing Games can act as a springboard for both musical and holistic learning. Basic music concepts such as beat, rhythm and pitch will be explored.  The session will also include ideas as to how the simple songs can incorporate the use of common classroom percussion instruments to support the musical learning.

Limited places.





Public Protection is Everyone’s Responsibility

10th March  from 9.30am – 12.30pm in Esk Room 1 & 2

Venue – Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF



This training provides a basic awareness of child protection, adult support and protection and violence against women and girls. It is aimed at all employees in the East Lothian and Midlothian areas.


The protection of children, young people and adults at risk of harm is everyone’s responsibility and this interactive course aims to ensure that all employees across both Councils and 3rd sector organisations understand what public protection is, what to do and where to go if they have concerns or if they think someone is at risk of harm.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the themes of public protection and the effects of trauma through the lifespan.
  • Know how to recognise harm and abuse.
  • Understand different types of harm and abuse.
  • Understand your role and responsibilities if you are concerned someone is being harmed.
  • Know what action to take.


To book a place please complete the table below and e-mail it to

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We may contact you within a 12 week period to answer 3 short questions about the impact of this training on your practice. Your line manager will also be contacted.

Please note catering is no longer provided but on site facilities are available. If you would like to be added or removed from our training distribution list, please email


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

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