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November 2018

EIS Learning Reps News

EIS Learning Reps' - network meeting dates 2018-19

  • Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Thursday 23rd May 2019

EIS Learning Rep handbook 

The LR Handbook has been updated. It is intended to support new Learning Reps getting started in their role.

The revised draft has been circulated. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send these to lwalker@eis.org.uk by Friday 7th December 2018.

EIS Learning Reps Facebook group

For the Facebook users among you, a closed group has been set up to allow you to share resources, events and ideas. Search EIS Learning Reps.



EIS/SUL Professional Learning courses

EIS Learning Reps are invited to attend SUL-funded EIS courses to introduce the facilitator, evaluate the facilitation and learning, and generally be a presence at the course for the EIS. The courses reflect topics identified by the membership.

The following courses are planned for the coming months. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact lwalker@eis.org.uk



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Holocaust Education Briefing Paper

The EIS opposes racism and all forms of prejudice; we want educational establishments to be safe, inclusive environments for all children, young people and staff. Holocaust education can play an important part in bringing that about.

This briefing paper aims to support EIS members in their provision of Holocaust education, which the EIS believes should be embedded as a key feature of the Curriculum for Excellence, as one means of delivering the inclusive education system and society we wish to see. 



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Anti-Racist Education Briefing Paper

This briefing paper has two primary aims:

  1. To promote anti-racist education and support members in reinvigorating this.
  2. To inform members of examples of current anti-racist education practice in use across Scotland, drawn from consulting members, to enable the sharing of good practice.


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Challenging Anti-Muslim Prejudice Guidance

Recent world events, and historic inequalities, have created a difficult climate for Muslim teachers, learners and citizens, who have the same right as all other citizens to feel safe, respected and included at their places of work and learning.

In response to the increase in hostility and prejudice towards Islam and Muslims, it is more important than ever for staff and students within educational establishments to understand how to prevent and challenge prejudicial attitudes and behaviours towards Muslims, and people perceived as Muslim.

The purpose of this guidance document is to assist EIS members in those important tasks.



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The Scottish Educational Journal

We always welcome member-produced content for the SEJ. If you have something you'd like to write about, be it an inspiring piece of professional learning, a local event you've organised, or an educational issue you feel strongly about, please get in touch!



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The SEJ

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland will be taking place from Monday 19th November to Sunday 25th November 2018.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.



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St Andrew's Day March and Rally 2018

You might have been lucky enough to be present at the EIS National Demo on 27 October and experienced the solidarity of trade unionists coming together in common cause. 

If that's whetted your appetite for more collective action, there is a great opportunity coming up soon.

The annual STUC St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March and Rally will take place on Saturday 24 November 2018 in Glasgow.

Marchers will assemble at 10.30am at Glasgow Green, marching off at 11.00am. It's more important than ever for a strong anti-racism message to resonate through the streets.



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Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland (PINS): PINS talks Love

Monday 3rd December 2018 

Join PINS members to explore this key question. This free, half-day event will consider: love and practice with care-experienced young people, love in early learning and care provision, love and the relationship between teachers and learners.

We will also explore love as a human right, love on the school curriculum, and indeed love as one of Scotlandís national outcomes.

"We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential" - Scottish National Framework 2018




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Save the Date!

Scottish Union Learning: Everyday Skills Event

Thursday 28th February 2019

Last year a delegation of EIS Learning Reps attended the annual Scottish Union Learning Everyday Skills event, which brings together Learning Reps from a wide range of unions across Scotland.

This year's event will take place on Thursday 28th February 2019 in Glasgow and EIS LRs are actively encouraged to attend.



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New National Model of Professional Learning

Education Scotland has launched a new model of professional learning.

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Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card works in schools and other educational settings throughout the UK to offer a whole range of educational training and workshops. 



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Neish Training

It is now widely acknowledged that valuing diversity better enables schools to meet their full potential. However, we know that taking equal opportunities from paper policies to practical reality can be a challenging task!

Neish Training is committed to anti-racist, anti-oppressive ways of working and to making equity a reality. 



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Moray House School of Education

The Professional Learning team at Moray House School of Education produces a PL newsletter including learning opportunities.




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NessCare Training

NessCare Training is a quality provider of health and care training, based in Inverness, and provides training throughout the north of Scotland which is in line with the National Care Standards.

NessCare Training facilitators have recently delivered mental health and ASL training courses for EIS members in Highlands and Islands.



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Other professional learning providers and resources

The EIS is aware of professional learning opportunities or resources for teachers through the following providers, and while we do not specifically 'endorse' providers or resources, we would love to hear feedback on the experiences of members who take part in professional learning offered by these providers, or about any resources accessed through them.



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