Family Learning

Family Learning team update – Febraury 2017



The Family Learning Team have recently been included as an example of good practice in the Scottish Governments review of family learning (Review of Family Learning- Supporting Excellence and Equity December 2016). The team alongside policy and performance colleagues are conducting research to ascertain the impact of family learning programmes and their impact on children’s attainment. The final report will be ready by the end of March 2017.

Learning Festival

The team will have a stall at the upcoming learning festival and in partnership with Donna Cuthill (Curriculum Development Officer Parent Engagement) will be delivering a workshop on Family Learning Approaches and the role of parents and carers in supporting children’s learning.

“The role that parents and carers play in raising the next generation of scots is central to everything that we want to achieve for our families, communities and our country” National parenting strategy 2012


Workshops for Student and Newly Qualified teachers

Gillian Stuart and Shona Foreman will be presenting a workshop for the BEd Year 3 students at Aberdeen University. This yearly event allows the team to share information about the role of parents in learning and inform them about what the team do.

In partnership with Donna Cuthill, Jenny Cheyne and Laura Fowler, Newly Qualified Teacher’s training in parental engagement will take place in Feb/March 17. This is the second part of the training and will highlight to new teachers the importance of a parents/carers role in supporting their children’s learning.

Adult Achievement Awards

In partnership with the Lifelong Learning Team we will be joining the second pilot of the Adult Achievement Awards programme run by Newbattle Abbey College. This programme provides opportunities for adult learners to gain qualifications from SVQ 3 -6. It is hoped that we will have up to 30 learners opting to go for the qualification.


And last and by no means least congratulations to our colleague Fiona McDonald on her successful completion of the PGDip CLD.


Source: Professional Learning

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