Free professional learning opportunity coming up next month

You will learn:
Central ideas in global citizenship and links with the SDGs
Classroom activities for exploring the SDGs
Links between SDGs and children’s rights
Good practice and case studies from across Scotland

Where: Scotdec, 3 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH + an online webinar element
When: Over three dates: 20 March, 27 March (twilight sessions) + 1 May 2019 (online)
Suitable for: Primary and secondary teachers + early years practitioners across Scotland
The course will take place on the following dates:
20th March 2019 | 16:15 – 18:15
27th March 2019 | 16:15 – 18:15
1st May 2019 | Online element

Please note this course consists of two twilight face-to-face sessions
(2 hours each) followed by a one-hour online training session.

Register on Eventbrite

Spaces are still available for the SMART Planning Workshop

SMART Planning Workshop

28th March 2019 from 9.30am – 12.30pm in Esk Room 1

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


This workshop aims to help improve child protection plans across all agencies. It will include exercises, resources and principles that underpin effective planning for children and their families. This is your opportunity to partake and learn practical skills to take back into practice.

The target audience for this workshop is Health Visitors, Midwifes, School Nurses, Teachers, Designated Members of Staff, Head Teachers, Social Workers, Police and Third Sector who are involved in creating Child Protection Plans.

Learning Outcomes

  • To have an understanding of the principles underpinning effective planning.
  • To have improved knowledge of tools that can assist in making plans SMART.
  • To practice how good your SMART plans are.
  • To have confidence and be creative in your thinking when planning with children and their families.


For our records, we require the following information


Participants full name  
Job Title  
Organisation/Agency Name  
Email address  
Line Manager Full Name  
Line Manager Email address  

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 may also be contacted.

If you would like to be added or removed from our training distribution list, please email

Signs of Safety training

Please see details below re 3 half day training sessions re Signs of Safety – this is for new staff, anyone who has been unable to attend any of these sessions before and for anyone who’d like a refresher.

6 March 2019 1.30 – 4pm Training Room 2, Musselburgh East Community Centre
11 April 2019 9.30am – 12pm Training Room 2, Musselburgh East Community Centre
29 May 2019 1.30 – 4pm Training Room 2, Musselburgh East Community Centre

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please e-mail your details to


Applying Psychology to Learning

The University of the Highlands and Islands’ “Applying Psychology to Learning” module is an ideal CPD opportunity for any primary, secondary or further education teachers with an interest in pupils with additional support needs. “Applying Psychology to Learning” is a stand-alone module developed in conjunction with the educational psychology team of the Highlands Council. It is delivered online with full tutor support and will run from January-June 2019. I would appreciate it if the following flyer detailing the module could be distributed to relevant education managers and teaching staff who may be interested.

For more information, please contact the programme leader Dr. Gareth Davies (, Tel: 01851 770247).

Applying Psychology to Learning

Professional Learning available from Moray house school of education

We have a wide range of events after the half-term. We will be hosting Introduction to Scratch Programming: Coding for Art and Maths on 27 Oct as part of our new series of workshops on developing children’s computational thinking skills, the Football: More than a Game free massive open online course starting on 4 Nov, and several Leadership of Learning courses in November. If you missed our thought-provoking event on confidence and resilience with Carol Craig, you can see the video of the keynote now.


Further details are available on the Moray House School of Education website

NHS Autism Awareness Module now available on learnPro

An NHS Autism Awareness module is now available on learn pro for both council employees and the wider community. Please see the link below that will take you to the relevant sites. It is under the heading ‘essentials’.

The link to the Council site (for employees) is

The link to the Community site (for volunteers etc.) is

The aim of the module is to ensure that staff have a basic                           understanding of the challenges experienced by people with autism and to provide practical suggestions for supporting people with           autism. The term patient is used a lot in the training as the module was developed for a health setting but the training is still very          relevant.

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