East Lothian EduHub
The place to find it all for East Lothian Education staff!
The Action Plan above outlines all of the key priorities of East Lothian's Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy and both groups will work to ensure successful delivery of this across the authority.
East Lothian's Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy
To support the delivery of East Lothian's Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy we aim to establish 2 key working groups. In order for these working groups to be a success, we require engagement from education staff across the board.
Digital Development Group – Focused on driving forward the ongoing development and implementation of the strategy. This group will include representatives from Education’s Digital team, Quality Improvement Team, Head Teachers and Senior Leaders. If you would like to be involved in this group, please complete the Digital Development Group Form
East Lothian Digital Community - This community encourages multiple staff members from all schools to be involved. The agenda for Digital Community sessions will be built around the priorities within the Digital strategy as well as enable access to pupil voice in relation to the action plan. All school staff are welcome to be a part of this community as we aim to share good practice and solve issues collectively If you would like to be involved in this group, please complete the East Lothian Digital Community form
Teaching & Learning
30 Free micro:bits!
Primary school teachers in the UK can claim 30 free micro:bits for their classroom!
Micro:bit is a pocket size computer and use can use this physical computing device to explore coding activities through various themes and topics. micro:bit Educational Foundation website have some amazing resources which you can use for your extracurricular clubs and also in-class activities.
You need to register your school to claim the micro:bits for your class. This rollout is made possible through partnership between Micro:bit foundation, BBC, and Nominet.
Climate Smarter 2023/24
Following the successful roll-out of free kits last year, HCI Skills Gateway is again funding the ‘Climate Smarter’ project to primary and secondary schools in Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. This year kits are available to two classes in up to 8 schools in each region. This project is supported by the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal.
Scottish Computing Science Week
The aim of Computing Science Scotland Week #CSscot23 is to celebrate Scotland’s achievements and engagement with Computing Science in education. Computing Science week gives an opportunity to highlight a wide range of purposeful and playful experience that computer science can offer across all ages and stages of the curriculum as well as supporting learners into a range of positive and sustained destinations. The theme of the week will be sustainability with a focus on the UN Global Goals.
Professional Learning Calendar
The professional learning calendar outlines ALL opportunities for East Lothian Education staff. The Google doc provides links for registration, more information, dates and times to all offers both internally and externally from partners and agencies.
The document is updated daily.
Coaching for Success 2023 - 24
This programme is for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge and skills as a coach. The programme has GTCS Professional Recognition (PR), participants are required to write a 1500 word essay which evidences they have met the assessment criteria.
- To develop essential skills for non-directive coaching: questioning, listening, summarising, feedback
- The application of non-directive coaching as a valuable tool for enhancing the development of staff and colleagues and one’s own professional development
- To assess and understand the impact of mental state upon performance.
- To identify strengths and development areas of one's current leadership style.
Recruitment is now open for Local Authority Education Leadership programmes
Applications for the Building Middle Leadership Pathways programme is now open and will close on the 18th August.
For access to guidance and applications forms please see links below.
Building Middle Leadership Pathways - Guidance/Application form
For any further information contact email@example.com
Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership Programme Offer 2023/24
Applications are open for the following programmes:
Educator Leadership Programme
Middle Leaders Leading Change
School and Systems Leadership offer
Developing a Professional Learning Culture
Join Law Primary School's Jamie Orr DHT (Acting) as he explores how your school can develop a professional learning culture. This session will look at ways you can make these changes in school as well as strategies for getting the team on board. It will also include an insight to the project already running in Law PS and how they made this happen.
Friday 9th June 1pm
Data Education in Schools
East Lothian Schools can now arrange for the below offers to be delivered in school.
Data and information handling across the curriculum
Intro to Micro:bits
More Micro:bits and Data
Data Escape Room
My Data and Art
Using Data Around Us
News and Support
Cost of the school day elearning project
The Cost of the School Day project has launched a new, free-to-access eLearning course for practitioners. It's designed to broaden knowledge about the financial challenges families face, and the ways in which school communities can make a difference in reducing burden and removing financial barriers.
Virtual Rights Assembly
Want to engage your pupils in Rights Respecting School content? Unsure of where to start? Come and join the East Lothian wide virtual Rights Assembly!
Join us every Friday from 11.30am-11.45am, where we will explore learning ABOUT, THROUGH, and FOR rights.
Suitable for P1-P7 pupils. Assemblies are fun, fast paced, lively and very enjoyable!
Click this link and join in: CLICK HERE