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 Health and Wellbeing

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: To be confirmed                   


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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Date and Time: To be confirmed  

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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Anxiety Management Approaches 

Target Audience: Secondary and primary staff, Community Link Workers/Assistants 

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Date and Time: 9 & 23 March 2022 - 9.30am - 11.00am 


Presenter: Educational Psychology Service 


Circle of Friends 

Target Audience: Primary staff and Community Link Workers/Assistants 

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Date and Time: 18 May 2022 - 9.30am - 3.30pm


Presenter: Inclusive Solutions 

Peer Mediation 

Target Audience: Primary and secondary staff and Community Link Workers/Assistants 

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Date and Time: 16 May 2022 - 9.30am - 3.30pm


Presenter: Inclusive Solutions 

Anxiety Management - Connector session

Target Audience: COVID recovery staff/other education staff who have accessed previous anxiety training

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Date and Time: 7June 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm 


Presenter: Linden Hampton - Perth and Kinross Council 


Aims and Outcomes: Support/embed the learning of participants who have accessed previous learning on understanding anxiety. 


* To make this session as helpful to you as possible please email to let us know any topics you would like to revisit or have further information on.


Fisher Family Trust Wave 3

Target Audience: Pupil Support Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Class Teachers, DHTs- any members of staff who would like to support FFT Wave 3

No attendance charge for schools however schools who don’t have a FFT Wave 3 folder must purchase one.  £75 plus postage & VAT  schools who don’t already have a FFT Wave 3 folder 

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Date and Time: 26 & 27 September 2022 - 9.15am - 4.00pm - 2 High Street, Perth


Presenter: P & K Educational Psychology , Pupil Support Staff and Central staff

Aims and Outcomes:  Provide information about the research evidence supporting FFT Wave 3.  Help in the identification of appropriate target children.  Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver FFT Wave 3 programme.  Identify children who would benefit from receiving the FFT Wave 3 program. Carry out pre and post assessment with target children.  Feel equipped to deliver the FFT wave 3 programme.

Hi 5 Small Group Literacy Intervention

Target Audience: Teachers, PSA (if accompanied by a teacher)

This intervention is teacher lead however PSAs can work alongside the teacher- PSTs, Class Teachers

Attendance is free however if schools do not have a Hi 5 folder they will need to purchase one.    

£130 plus VAT  per school for the Hi 5 folder

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Date and Time: 6 December 2022 - 9.15 - 4.15pm - 2 High Street, Perth 


Presenter: P&K EPS, PPST and Central Staff


Aims and Outcomes: Hi 5 is an evidenced based intervention which aims to develop more independent literacy skills, promote enjoyment and confidence and increase reading comprehension.  This approach can be used from primary 5 to S2. It consists of either 4 weekly sessions of 25 minutes in a small group, two with a main focus on reading and two with a main focus of writing or two 50 minutes sessions). Schools in Scotland have  successfully used this approach running two 50 minute sessions per week. Hi 5 groups should be led by a teacher however can be supported by PSAs working alongside the teacher.  This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge they need to run Hi 5 literacy groups in their school.

Participants will feel equipped to run Hi 5 literacy groups in their school.  Participants will have additional understanding of processes to enhance spelling. 

Solution Focused Approaches

Target Audience: Primary or secondary support staff working with children and young people on an individual or group basis to support engagement with school, relationships etc.  Primary class teachers who wish to have solution finding conversations with children

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Date and Time: 15 Nov, 13 Dec 2022 and 25 January 2023 - 9.30am - 11.30am


Presenter: Rachel Rennie & Julie Martin - Perth and Kinross Council 

Aims and Outcomes: Participants will understand the principles underlying solution focused approaches.  Participants will have knowledge of and have practiced a range of tools that form part of a solution focused approach.  Participants will feel confident adapting the approach according to the young person they are working with and the progress made towards goals.  

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

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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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