- ‘Applying Nurture as a whole school approach: A Framework to support the self-evaluation of nurturing approaches in schools and early learning and childcare settings’ professional learning is on the 23rd of May from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Optima Building in Glasgow. This will support any school leaders who have begun to look at how they implement and self-evaluate nurturing approaches in their setting. There are still some places available for this training.
- ‘Nurturing approaches to support the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences’ professional learning is taking place on the 4th of June from 9.30 to 3.30 pm in Victoria Quay in Edinburgh. This training day is an exciting opportunity to link nurturing approaches to ACEs and to look at how you might adapt your practice to support the needs of children and young people affected by ACEs.
- If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please contact: Gail.Nowek@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
The Framework for Educational Leadership is an online learning resource which supports professional learning in leadership for educators at all stages of their careers. We have added an activity to the framework which is bespoke to Gaelic Medium Education (GME). This aims to support practitioners to develop an understanding of the key documents which assist in making self-evaluation integral to improving GME. This activity will be useful to senior leaders and practitioners of 3-18 GME settings. It will also be useful to those who have responsibilities to support continuous improvements in GME in local authorities and regional improvement colloboratives (RICs).
Useful links are:
The Framework for Educational Leadership can be accessed here:
Then select the activity:
Ag àrdachadh dòighean-obrach proifeiseanta ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig (FMG)
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In order to reflect on the entitlements of learners outlined and the expectations on teachers and practitioners outlined with in the Career Education Standard the following toolkits have been developed:
- self evaluation wheel on the CES 3-18 expectations
- CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements
- CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements and infographics
These can be used in conjunction with a wide range of other resources and exemplifications collated for easy access on the DYW Summary Page of the National Improvement Hub.
- PKC Profiling and profiles 3-18
- Perth and Kinross: ‘A Skills Framework – creating a standard together’
Download the Infographic entitlements.
CES Implementation: Where are you now?
If you are reflecting on the implementation of entitlements the following reflection tool may provide a starting point for you and your staff: CES 3-18 reflection tool L Entitlements
If you are involved in DYW planning the Exemplification Tool may offer help and guidance. Based on the ‘I can’ statements this resource provides illustrations of what children and young people might experience across all levels of the curriculum in order to help realise the entitlements.
This exemplar outlines a 8 week programme that helps learners in S2 to gain valuable experiences, skills and qualifications in relation to the world of work. Delivered in partnership with a number or organisations this PSHE course component provides learner with the opportunities to develop a wide variety of employability and career management skills as well as key attributes and dispositions to better prepare them for the world of work.
This is one component of a wider whole school strategy on career education that aims to inspire and prepare learners for future pathways and the world of work.
The following will outline the programme in more detail
The following documents provide materials in support of the delivery of an SQA employability award :
- CCHS Pupil Booklet (00000002)with footers
- 1617 unit 1 powerpoint CCHS
- 1516 unit 3 powerpoint CCHS
- 1617 unit 2 powerpoint CCHS
DYW Regional Group in Moray involved 15 pupils to plan, film and edit 6 films for use in any educational context to show young people what career opportunities are available to them in growth sectors in the local authority.
The films are focussed on 6 Growth Sectors identified in the Moray Skills Framework launched in May 2017 by the Moray Council. We now would like the film to be used as much as possible to inform our young people better about potential career paths available to them – examples of usage may be at careers events; to assist with the delivery of courses within schools/colleges; to generally promote the Moray area for work etc.
Please follow the link below and scroll down to the section that says “Careers in Moray – Films for Educational Usage”.
Teachers, Lecturers and Employers are more than welcome to use them to show to our young people in Moray the Careers Available to them. Please can you pass on this email to any of your colleagues who would find it of value to see or use the films.
The films are also available on our YouTube page. Please click on the links below for each video.
- Early Learning and Childcare Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtmjGMz6bU
- Food, Drink & Tourism Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvdIsrynuhc
- Engineering Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6SYWiz89Tc
- Creative Industries & IT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txfUIjYhay0
- Business/Professional Services Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ruawNL-mo
- Land Based Sector Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX77i4dvNdM
Also, if you haven’t yet noticed on our social media pages, there is a number of photos that were taken from our Moray’s Aspiring Film Trainee Awards (MAFTAs) on Monday evening. This event launched the films and recognised all of the pupils involved in the project. You can find these photos on the Facebook page “DYW More in Moray” – https://www.facebook.com/DYWMoreInMoray/.
Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT) has published a case study which focuses on increasing the uptake for languages as young people move from the broad general education into the senior phase. It demonstrates how self-evaluation has been used to secure improvements.
The case study is available here:
To use a similar approach for Gaelic (Learners), please consider using the following:
How good is our school? (fourth edition)
Gaelic Learner Education and a 1+2 Approach to Languages
Paragraphs 2.24 – 2.28 of the statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education
Leadership is key to the success of schools to which all colleagues can contribute.
This leadership programme aims to develop practitioners as teacher leaders who are able to positively influence Gaelic Education within their school. It has been developed by Social Enterprise Academy, in partnership with Education Scotland, and accredited by the Scottish College of Educational Leadership(SCEL).
Specific objectives are to:
- apply leadership principles to the contemporary issues and challenges in Gaelic Education
- use action learning and peer learning approaches to identify new approaches to improving practice
- enable educational professionals to develop reflective practice techniques to ensure their ongoing development as classroom practitioners
- develop practitioners’ own leadership ability.
Practitioners can gain an Award in Leadership (SCQF 9) on attending the leadership programme and successfully completing a reflective assessment. The programme, and related assessment, is delivered through the medium of Gaelic.
For more information, please contact Jessica@socialenterprise.academy.
The following four good practice exemplars have been published on the National Improvement Hub to highlight initiatives that help learners requiring additional support to develop skills and find employment.
Exemplar 1: Enable Scotland’s ‘Stepping Up’ programme
This innovative employability programme offers comprehensive support for young people aged 14 to 19 who have learning disabilities which takes participants from an initial investigation of the world of work, through a process of discovery and planning for their future, to engagement with employers in real workplace settings. Find out more here.
Exemplar 2: ‘Thinking Digitally’ – a new resource
This credit rate module by Lead Scotland allows candidates to develop relevant digital skills and build confidence operating in online environments. More on this here.
Exemplar 3: ‘TOPs’ – training opportunities for young parents
This programme run by Rathbone Training, a UK-wide voluntary youth sector organisation which supports young people aged 16 to 24 who have disengaged from society, aims to help young parents in their personal development. More here.
Exemplar 4: ‘Community Action and Leadership Award
This is a course created by the charity Lead Scotland so that more people can learn how to influence change and make a difference within their communities. More information here.