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Episode 22 – Nurture and Inclusion – An EduBlether with James Kidd⤴

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On this Episode of EduBlether we discuss the very large and complex issue of Nurture and Inclusion with James Kidd. James is passionate about Inclusion and Nurture, and his rich and varied experiences across different schools and local authorities make him a perfect person to have a discussion with about the vast themes explored in this episode.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/edublether/episode-22-nurture-and-inclusion-an-edublether-with-james-kidd

Nurturing Approaches in Secondary Schools⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Following the successful launch of ‘Nurturing Approaches in Secondary Schools’ training materials at the Scottish Learning Festival, we have a number of National Training events coming up soon. Part 1, of a 4 Day Training, will be held in Glasgow on the 2nd and 3rd of November and Part 2 will be held in Glasgow on the 23rd and 24th of November.   There will be a second event in Edinburgh with Part 1 being held on the 10th and 11th of November and Part 2 on the 15th and 16th of December. This training will cover all the key modules over a 4 day training period and will enable key staff to deliver it and embed it within a local authority or within their own school. Recommended participants at this training would include: Authority representatives with a key inclusion/support remit; school senior management; nurture teachers and Educational Psychologists. There will be an expectation that attendees with evaluate the impact of the training immediately after and 3 months after attending.

Places can be booked on through the Education Scotland Events Page

A number of local authorities have also embarked on their own bespoke training for Nurture including East Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire. This can be negotiated as part of an authorities strategic focus with link officers and the RSW Team. There is also ongoing evaluation and support for a number of pilot schools who are taking this initiative forward and we look forward to sharing more on how this has been going, with you in the future.

Inclusion Team Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Here is the Inclusion Team’s Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar.

Click here to download a copy.

Follow the Inclusion Team on Twitter and look out for our new Inclusion Hub on Glow.

Date Title Location Contact for further details/booking
04 September 2015 Looked After Children and CSPs Edinburgh Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
9 September 2015 RA National Training Recall (for practitioners from the June 2015 cohort) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10 September 2015 Innovate for Inclusion – Currciulum for Excellence and special schools and units Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
16 September 2015 RSW Link Officer Meeting (for identified link officers only) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
20 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Europa Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
22 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
29 October 2015 Glasgow Inclusion 2015 Shared Education Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
2/3 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
04 November 2015 Aberdeen Inclusion 2015 Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
05 November 2015 Aberdeen Complex Conversation Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10/11 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
23/24 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
25 November 2015 Inclusion Scotland 2015 Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
26 November 2015 Sensory Support Conversation: Northern Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
07 December 2015 SFL Edinburgh TBC Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
15/16 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Inclusion Team Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Here is the Inclusion Team’s Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar.

Click here to download a copy.

Follow the Inclusion Team on Twitter and look out for our new Inclusion Hub on Glow.

Date Title Location Contact for further details/booking
04 September 2015 Looked After Children and CSPs Edinburgh Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
9 September 2015 RA National Training Recall (for practitioners from the June 2015 cohort) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10 September 2015 Innovate for Inclusion – Currciulum for Excellence and special schools and units Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
16 September 2015 RSW Link Officer Meeting (for identified link officers only) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
20 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Europa Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
22 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
29 October 2015 Glasgow Inclusion 2015 Shared Education Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
2/3 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
04 November 2015 Aberdeen Inclusion 2015 Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
05 November 2015 Aberdeen Complex Conversation Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10/11 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
23/24 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
25 November 2015 Inclusion Scotland 2015 Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
26 November 2015 Sensory Support Conversation: Northern Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
07 December 2015 SFL Edinburgh TBC Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
15/16 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Edinburgh Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Scottish College of Educational Leadership Fellowship Programme 2015⤴

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SCEL acceptance
This is why I am back to blogging.  I have been accepted to study on the SCEL Fellowship Programme for the next 11 months.  I’m NOT leaving Prestonpans Infant School.  I’ve been there for 3.5 years now and am really enjoying working in a great community with early years children and families and a tremendous staff team.   This study opportunity is over and above the day job.  Having loved the stimulation and intellectual rigour of SQH, I am very excited to be returning to study around an issue I have always been passionate about – nowadays it’s known as SOCIAL JUSTICE.

The area of study I choose has to be negotiated with East Lothian Council to reflect their priorities.  So within the broad parameters of my Social Justice interests and East Lothian Council Integrated Children’s Services priorities, we have agreed on this area of study….

Which early learning approaches and policies enable Scotland’s practitioners and families to close the attainment and achievement gap for Early Level (3-5yrs) pupils at risk of failing to learn?

The programme starts on 20/21 March 2015 but my thinking started probably in 1972, aged 15, when I began volunteering at a local children’s home so it’s been brewing a long time.  The Scottish Government have made Equality and the closing of the Poverty Attainment Gap an increasing priority over the last 5 years or so, but particularly recently with the recently announced Scottish Attainment Challenge.  They have also focussed on the importance of Scotland’s Children having the ‘best start in life’ through their initiative, the Early Years Collaborative, which adopts improvement science methodology to improve outcomes. This year, the Scottish Government has increased funding to give 600 hrs of Early Learning and Childcare to all 3 and 4 year olds and to some 2 year olds.  So there’s plenty to consider and the main task I am faced with now is limiting all the factors and issues to a few key areas of investigation.  Watch this space…