Online Science CPD Opportunity for Early and First Level Staff

SSERCTeddy in the Park is an online training programme facilitated by the Scottish School Education Research Centre (SSERC).   This training is aimed at supporting Early and First level staff gain practical ideas and experience to facilitate science led Play and investigation with our youngest learners.

Practitioners join an online GLOW Meet from their own setting where SSERC staff guide them through activities which are designed to promote development of knowledge and understanding, as well as inspire staff to deliver new ideas for practical science.  This training opportunity is supported by RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) and the Highland Council.  There is no cost for this training.

The online GLOW Meet will take place on Wednesday the 10th of October from 3.45pm – 4.45pm.

For more infomation, please see the poster attached below.

Teddy in the Park Poster – August 2018

Places on the programme are limited.  If you are interested in signing up, please contact your EYESO before Monday the 3rd of September.


Pre-School Home Visiting Teacher News!

PSHVT 2Last month, the Pre-School Home Visiting Teacher (PSHVT) team from Highland hosted the 24th Annual Conference for the Scottish Association of Pre-School Home Visiting Teachers. The event venue was the Perth Concert Hall which was an ideal and central location for everyone to meet from across Scotland and the islands.

This year’s theme was “Building Resilience Together”. Keynote speakers, Bernadette Cairns and James Mctaggart delivered on the topics of “Building Resilience in Teams” and “ACE-Aware and Building Resilience” respectively.  Throughout the day the theme of looking after our own wellbeing as practitioners was nourished with feel good activities delivered by Steve from Drumfun, who also delivered a talk on how to create a safe and nurturing environment using music and rhythm to promote relationships, confidence and communication.

The Highland PSHVT team gave all members of the association a “bag full of wellbeing” which included a keying full of self-regulation ideas suitable to use with children and practitioners alike.  Ask your local PSHVT for a copy and for more information on self-regulation for children with ASN.

I can drink fresh water at all times.

As we enjoy this spell of hot, sunny weather we need to encourage children to drink water regularly as they may not remember to have a drink by themselves and can dehydrate quickly.

We should be mindful of one of the descriptors in the new Health and Social Care Standards:

‘I can drink fresh water at all times’    pic