Self-Care in the Real World – A Coaching Approach

Date: Thursday 30th May

Time: 16.00pm – 17.30pm

Venue: Wallyford Primary School

This workshop is for teachers and school leaders.

As educators our own health and wellbeing is vital to the success of our pupils and schools. However our own self-care often falls to the bottom of our increasingly long to-do lists. This workshop takes a practical look at how we can re-address our work-life balance. It will use a coaching approach to evaluate our current reality and use tools to create goals and actions to focus on in the weeks after the workshop. You will leave the workshop feeling a sense of clarity and focus around your own health and wellbeing.

The workshop will be delivered by Sarah Phelps who has been an Educational Psycologist for 15 years and Hannah Buchan, Principal Teacher at Wallyford Primary School. Both Sarah and Hannah are trained as Life Coaches.

Details of the free event and tickets to register can be found here: coaching-approach-tickets-60297494429?ref=eios

Introduction to Creating Imaginative Learning


This invigorating one day course aims to deliver substance with sizzle! Participants will be fully involved in active learning throughout the day and will be able to use the techniques, principles and theories of CIL when delivering their own training

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience the five key concepts of creative imaginative learning (CIL):

  • Rich and multi-sensory
  • Honour uniqueness
  • State is everything
  • Keep it real
  • Creation not consumption

This course is suitable for anyone who delivers training that aims to reduce inequalities, social exclusion and who wishes to make their teaching methods more stimulating and engaging for participants.

Date: 18th of June 2019

Time: 9:30am-16.30pm

Venue: West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre

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