Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants

What do bird boxes, bee hotels, and nature experts all have in common? They’re all available for free as part of our Local School Nature Grants programme, supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Open to schools and early years settings in England, Scotland, and Wales, this outdoor learning grant fund has two elements – £500 of outdoor equipment chosen from a catalogue of over 100 items, and an outdoor learning training course for your staff.

Learn more about the grants below or head straight to the application portal. Local School Nature Grants – Learning through Landscapes (ltl.org.uk)

Cùrsa SVQ3: Clann is Òigridh / Children and Young People

A Chàirdean Còire,

Tha mi a’ cur fiosrachadh thugaibh mu chùrsa SVQ3 ann an Clann is Òigridh a tha sinn a’ ruith a bhiodh freagarrach do luchd-taic sgoile agus luchd-obrach nan tràth bhliadhnaichean ann am foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig.  ’S ann air astar a tha an cùrsa air a ruith agus lorgaidh sibh fiosrachadh mu dheidhinn gu h-ìosail.  Feuch gun cuir sibh fios thugainn ma bhios ceistean sam bith agaibh.

Please see the following information about the SVQ3 in Children and Young People that would be suitable for pupil support assistants and early years staff working in Gaelic medium education.  The course is delivered via distance learning and more information can be found below.   Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Taing mhòr.

Leis gach deagh dhùrachd / Kind regards,


Anna Thirkell

Òraidiche (Foghlam Thidsearan) / Lecturer (Teacher Education)

Stiùiriche MEd ann am Foghlam Gàidhlig / Programme Leader MEd in Gaelic Education

Làithean obrach: Dimàirt gu Diardaoin  / Work days: Tuesday to Thursday

Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig na chompanaidh earranta clàraichte ann an Alba, àireamh SC361752. Oifis chlàraichte: Colaiste Ghàidhlig na h-Alba, An Teanga, Slèite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, IV44 8RQ. Àireamh Carthannas Albannach Clàraichte: SC002578. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 361752 and is also a registered charity, number SC002578.

Change Makers Programme

Are you a PT/DHT/HT or manager/senior leader in ELC in Highland? If so, the Change Makers Programme is a great opportunity for you to develop how you approach leading change that builds better improvement and outcomes for your learners, colleagues and community.

For further details including how to sign up please click on this link: Change Makers Flyer

Education Scotland are offering a 6 part course aimed at Early Learning and Childcare practitioners in their first four years of practice. 

This course is called ‘Pondering pedagogy.

These sessions are being offered as a package and practitioners are committing to attending all six sessions when signing up.  Each session will build upon the session prior with pre-reading/viewing materials shared before each session. The sessions themselves will be a chance for practitioners to hear from others around each of the themes, and also reflect on and discuss their own practice.

 The information flyer opposite contains a QR code and link to the Eventbrite page to register. This session is available to any Early Learning and Childcare practitioner working in a funded provider in the public, private (including childminders) and third sectors.  On the event information page, it mentions requiring a Glow email address.  If you do not have a Glow email address you can still attend, please follow the instructions on the Eventbrite page to register by emailing esevents@educationscotland.gov.scot .

Although this session is aimed at those in their first four years in practice, it is also open to those who have been practitioners for longer. If the sessions become oversubscribed, priority will be given in the first instance to those who are in their first four years of practice.      The closing date for applying is 15th September 2023.