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Cost of the School Day Tayside Professional Learning

Join Tayside colleagues at two twilight sessions this Autumn, exploring child poverty and good practice in tackling the Cost of the School Day. These take place over two consecutive Tuesdays and are open to all practitioners working in or with Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross schools

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Date and Time:  Tuesday, 26 October 2021- 16:00-17:00    Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - 16:00-17:00 


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Teams links for each session will be forwarded to you in advance of each session

Children’s Rights and the Current Context

What are they? Why do they matter? How do we embed them?

Education Scotland has developed this training which will be delivered by a locally based Education Lead for the UNCRC and the Children’s Rights Officer within ECS

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Date and Time: 26 October 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

                         10 November 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm 

                         18 November 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm 


Presenter: Jane Westall – Children’s Rights Officer ECS and Gillian Knox – Quality Improvement Officer ECS


Aims and Outcomes: 

The training is split into the following three sections -

What - A comprehensive overview of the UNCRC including its origins, where it sits in local and international law, its contents (the rights themselves) and the nature of rights.

Why – A discussion around how the UNCRC underpins the local and national policy context and frameworks and a consideration of the benefits of a rights based approach.

How – consideration of what rights based approaches are currently in place in different settings.  What questions do we need to ask ourselves about our own practice, our current areas of strengths and opportunities for development?

‘How does gender inequality affect attainment, wellbeing and participation?

This is an introductory session, relevant to all settings, to explore the impact of gender inequality, gender stereotypes and unconscious bias on children and young people, with particular focus on attainment, participation and wellbeing.

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Tuesday 9th November 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Sign up via Eventbrite

Thursday 9th December 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Sign up via Eventbrite (repeat)


We will highlight strategies and practical approaches that help to address this including examples of good practice.


We invite all practitioners to join us for this twilight session.


These sessions will be delivered by the IGBE Team from Education Scotland.


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Supporting your Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Target Audience: Suitable for all probationer teachers

This course aims to provide an opportunity for practitioners: Explore self-care and work life balance.  Discuss how to support our own mental health and wellbeing.  Explore tools and resources which are available to practitioners to support mental health and wellbeing

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Date and Time: 15 December 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm 


Presenter: GTCs and ESO Team 


Outcomes: Increased understanding of the need for self-care.  Raised awareness of resources and support available.


Please apply via this Form 

Anyone wishing to book a space on any of these courses must do the following 

If you are a PKC Employee

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If you are a Partner Provider or External to PKC

You will need to complete the course application form which must be emailed to

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