Article from ‘Inform’: http://inform-elc.tfemagazine.co.uk/december-2017
Education Scotland has thanked Campie Primary School, Dunbar Primary School, and Ross High School for their hospitality after the schools welcomed international trainees from Kuwait this month.
The Kuwait assessors visited our schools for two days during a visit to East Lothian between 20 November and 1 December. The focus of these visits was to support the new Kuwait assessors to evaluate learning and teaching in literacy in the primary schools, and the English department in the secondary.
Education Scotland’s Graeme Logan said: “The Kuwait trainees were very impressed with their visit to Campie, Dunbar and Ross High schools. They found the staff very open, friendly and willing to share their practice. They learnt a lot from their classroom observations which will support them to improve their skills and knowledge in self-evaluation. They very much enjoyed engaging with the children and young people who were strong and proud ambassadors for their schools. We value our partnership with your schools in supporting our international engagement and look forward to further joint working next year.”
Anna Boni, also from Education Scotland, added: “I would like to formally thank the senior teams, staff, children and young people in Campie, Dunbar and Ross High Schools for the way in which they supported the learning of our Kuwait trainees. I know that my team and I found the support provided by the schools to be of the highest quality. Their championing of the learning of the Kuwait group was far beyond expectations. The attitudes of the children in so openly accepting the influx of visitors from a very different culture was commendable. The generosity of spirit of the teachers who allowed us to observe their craft in class and also gave of their time to engage in professional dialogue was greatly valued.. I know that the Kuwait groups benefited significantly from their two days in your schools. I think the schools, while probably exhausted by their constant stream of questions, also enjoyed the visit.”
Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School also welcomed international visitors this month. This November, a group of international health care professionals visited the Musselburgh school to see how they use the Scottish Government’s Improvement Methodology. Staff discussed how the school’s vision and values were developed by the children, parents and staff, explaining how the school lives these values, and how this underpins their Quality Improvement work.