Let’s focus on fractions!

Event Dates: 3rd February 2022, 3rd March 2022, 24th March 2022 and 28th April 2022
Time: 16.15 – 17.45
Venue: Google Meet
Contact: staffdevelopment.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk

This course is designed of practitioners working at Early to Fourth Level Numeracy

• To gain a deeper understanding Fractions Knowledge
• To gain a deeper understanding of the fractions progression within the numeracy frameworks.
• To develop effective pedagogy and practice in fractions through practical applications and problems.
• Simple mathematisation

Programme Outline:
• Session 1 – Fragmenting and Part/Whole reasoning
• Session 2 – Measuring with fractions and reversible reasoning
• Session 3 – Fractions as numbers and equal sharing of multiple items
• Session 4 – Operations with fractions – multiplication, addition and subtraction, division

Please note that participants need to attend all 4 sessions and complete the practical follow-up tasks with their class(es) between sessions.

To book a place click here.

Domestic Abuse and Migrant Women who have No Recourse to Public Funds

Tuesday 1st February 2022, 2pm-4.30pm

Via Microsoft Teams

What is this training?

Having No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) is one of the biggest barriers faced by migrant women and children when fleeing domestic abuse and honour based violence.  This webinar will look at ways to access funding for women with NRPF.

 Who is this learning for?

This course is for practitioners and professionals working in East Lothian or Midlothian, who are working directly or indirectly with those affected by domestic abuse.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

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, and also the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool

What are the learning outcomes?

Participants will have an understanding of:

  • What No Recourse to Public Funds means?
  • Who this affects?
  • Immigration as a Tool of Abuse
  • Culture, tradition, faith and migration
  • What services can do to support individuals affected by NRPF

How will the training be delivered?

This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams, over a half day. You should only sign up to this course if you can access the training via Microsoft Teams. The training will be delivered by Shakti Women’s Aid, Edinburgh.

How do I apply?

Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. Demand for this course will be high, therefore you are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before enrolling. You can then apply by completing the enrolment form attached.

Domestic Abuse & Migrant Women with No Recourse to Public Funds Flyer 1st Feb 2022

CALL Scotland – Inclusive Digital Technology Course

A 10-week online CLPL course
Starts week commencing 21/02/22
Weekly workshops on Wednesdays
Cost: £450
Would you like to increase your knowledge of how technology can
expand educational opportunities for learners with additional
support needs (ASN)?
Call Scotland (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) runs a 10-week
online course on Inclusive Digital Education which highlights and explores a range of
assistive technologies for pupils who require additional support within an educational
context to address barriers to learning.
Participants will learn about strategies and processes to help them to make the most
of technology, whether that be specialised software or tools built into the operating
systems of iPads, Chromebooks or Windows devices.
The course will be delivered by the CALL Scotland team using a mix of weekly online
workshops, discussion boards and self-study materials, including video
The expected time commitment is approximately 5-7 hours/week (including weekly
workshops, contributions to discussion boards, self-study). However, participants will
have access to the University of Edinburgh’s online library and can spend more time
researching and reading articles of interest to them.
Participants who engage actively with the course will receive a certificate of
attendance. Those who also complete a small reflective task will receive a certificate
of completion which can be used to evidence professional learning.
More information: Please see https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/professionallearning/
or contact professionallearning@ed.ac.uk

Scotdec Newletter

Learning for Sustainability

Thursday 23th November 2021 16:00 – 17:00

This interactive online session will give you an introduction to Global Citizenship and Learning for Sustainability, and how these can link to Rights and the UN Global Goals in early years settings. You’ll get a chance to try out simple, engaging activities which can help develop the skills and values of a Global Citizen in young children.


Tuesday 30 November 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Tuesday 7 December 2021 17:00 – 18:30

This course is designed to help secondary teachers understand the place of Global Citizenship within Scottish education’s Learning for Sustainability (LfS) agenda. You will explore the key issues of our time and how LfS and Global Ctizenship can be a framework for navigating these, examine where LfS and GC sit within educational policy and try out some methodologies to help develop the skills and values of Global Citizenship with secondary learners.


Thursday 25 November 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Thursday 9 December 2021 17:00 – 18:30

This 2-part training event will use active learning methodologies to support teachers of broad general education to explore climate change with learners – from the science, through climate justice and beyond climate anxiety, to climate action.


Inter-Agency Vulnerability of Babies Training via Team

Six places are reserved for staff from East and Midlothian therefore early booking is advised.

Please note access to an electronic device with camera and microphone are required to access this training. You will also benefit from quiet space to allow you engage in and get the most from the session.

Wednesday 9th February 2022 1.15 – 4.30

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the child protection risks posed to young babies and children, as well as discussing the procedures for vulnerable babies at risk of significant harm. It will cover the evidence as to why babies are at a far greater risk and how a practitioner’s approach should take this into account.

Target Audience: This training is for line managers and practitioners working with children and families, particularly those with young infants.

 NHS staff should be up to date with their mandatory Public Protection (foundation) Module and Child Protection (advanced) Modules.

Approval from NHS line managers is required prior to booking training.


If you have any questions or would like to book a place please contact the Child Protection Training Team at:  training.childprotection@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk


Moray House School of Education and Sport Learning Events

Inclusive Digital Technology

This innovative and exciting 10-week online course, delivered by CALL Scotland, is aimed at educators who would like to increase their knowledge of how technology can expand educational opportunities for learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN), i.e., arising from conditions such as dyslexia, sensory impairment, severe and complex learning needs, autism, and communication difficulties.

The course will highlight and explore a range of assistive technologies and resources for pupils who require additional support within an educational context to address barriers to learning. You will learn about strategies and processes to help you make the most of technology, either specialised software or tools that are built into the operating system of devices, e.g., Windows, iPads (iOS) and Chromebooks.

  • Course dates: 21 February – 29 April 2022
  • Course fee: £450
  • Booking deadline: Friday 4 February 2022

Find out more about CALL Scotland (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning)

You can find further information and book a place by visiting our website.

Learn more and book a space



2021/22 Masterclasses: Mental Health Improvement, Self Harm and Suicide Prevention

The Mental Health Improvement, Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention team at Public Health Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland

will host four one hour Masterclasses across mental health, self harm and suicide prevention between November 2021 and March 2022. Building on the ‘Ask, Tell, Respond’ resources, the masterclasses are aimed at those working at Enhanced and Specialist levels in health, social care and the wider public workforce (levels as set out in the mental health improvement and suicide prevention framework.  The masterclasses will allow participants to engage, discuss and enhance learning in these areas.

Dates and topic areas covered by these masterclasses are:

November 24th 2021 – The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (Scottish Context)

Professor Louis Appleby, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manchester and Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health

December 14th 2021 –  Risk Factors, motivation to complete and Safety Planning

Professor Rory O’Connor, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Glasgow and President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

February 23rd 2022 – Bereavement by Suicide

Dr Sharon McDonnell, Managing Director, Suicide Bereavement UK.

 March 16th 2022 – Recovery in Mental Health

Louise Christie, Director, Scottish Recovery Network.

All these one hour sessions will be managed through MS Teams. Booking via this link: Mental Health Improvement, Self-Harm and  Suicide Prevention Masterclasses (office.com)

East Lothian Teacher’s Reading Group

Do you want to develop children’s pleasure in reading?

Then join us to enrich your knowledge and practice!

There will be 5 informal twilight sessions between October and April 2022 held on Google Meet and hopefully in person.

Facilitated by

Agnès Guyon -Senior Librarian, Schools and Young People’s Services for East Lothian.

Lynsey Martin, primary teacher in Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School, Tranent.


Wednesday6thOctober (informal virtual meeting)   

Wednesday3rdNovember (venue TBC)            

Wednesday19thJanuary     (venue TBC)  

Wednesday3rdMarch             (venue TBC) 

 Wednesday6thApril               (venue TBC)

East Lothian RfP (Reading for Pleasure) Group invites anyone committed to developing children’s desire, delight and engagement as readers to join our online OU/UKLA Reading Group. Informal, friendly and supportive, we welcome teachers, librarians, student teachers and support staff to join us and commit to attending all five virtual CPD sessions.

We will be developing evidence-informed practice, widening our knowledge of children’s literature and other texts, enriching our RfP pedagogy and documenting the impact on the young people as readers. If you want to develop/share your practice and inspire children into becoming life-long readers, this is for you!

Please email lmartin@sandersonswynd.elcschool.org.uk for more information and to register.

For more information, please visit https://www.researchrichpedagogies.org/research/reading-for-pleasure

Pedagogical Pop-In

Great news!  The East Lothian Pedagogy Pop-ins are coming your way this month.  These sessions are informal opportunities to share practice around pedagogy aligned to the East Lothian Pedagogy sails.  They are led by practitioners for practitioners from the classroom. 


The sessions are scheduled on the last Thursday of each month starting on 30th September.  Sessions will begin at 4.15 pm and will last anything from 30 minutes to 1 hour.  You don’t need to sign up, just schedule them in your diary and access them through a Google link in the session advert.


All session adverts can be viewed using the QR code in our flyer, which can be accessed using the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XGBX3mOFrSR6GD_342DpdqLYeDcNJo1ZyW0-_hEY8hA/edit?usp=sharing 


We are looking for more teachers and support staff to share practice in our Pedagogy Pop-ins from January onwards.  It is easy to lead a session, just complete one of the blank Google forms using the ‘sign up’ QR code in the flyer using the same link.  Your session will then be advertised along with the others.


We hope these sessions will support us all to create a culture of sharing practice in East Lothian where we value the opportunities to learn from each other. 


Just turn up, click the link, bring a cuppa and be prepared engage in dialogue with colleagues from across our schools.