Guest Speakers Contacts from Literacy Co-ordinators and Feedback

Dear colleagues,

Please find contact details for our guest speakers:

Diane Anderson – Scots Language Co-ordinator Education Scotland –

Why not join the Scots Blether?

Jacqueline Adam – Children’s Librarian, Library and Information Service – 

Marion Cochrane – Literacy Education Support Officer – Education Scotland –



Below is feedback from the meeting, which the team will use to inform our planning and practice:

– Great ideas for promoting Scots language in schools, fun games and ideas that both children and staff will enjoy. Reading challenge is excellent. Children will really enjoy participating. 

– Enjoyed Scots input, also Booktrust info useful. Hoping I can make sense of the Ed Scot input, but a lot to process. Interesting re. POLAAR. 

– A lot of information and guidance from Education Scotland. Good to have the presentation emailed. Good to know about this Summer’s Record Breakers Challenge. 

– I will promote Summer Reading Challenge in my school. Share POLAAR resource. 

– Thoroughly enjoyed all input. Scots Language – Lots of ‘food for thought’ and excellent input Book Trust/ POLAAR. 

– Fantastic ideas for teaching Scots – suitable for all ages!

– Very relevant presentations, thank you!

– Looking forward to this Summer’s Reading Challenge. Thanks to Jacqueline A. 

– It would be useful to know more about Scots resources linked to IDLS.

Ideas for developing Scots.

– Really enjoyed Scots input – will definitely use ideas from there. 

– Book challenge for assembly, use of POLAAR and SALs. 

– Liked the input on the Summer Reading Challenge – will definitely be able to promote it. 

– Good to have the assessment resources highlighted – will look further at it.

– Loved hearing about the Summer Reading Challenge. Looking forward to engaging pupils before the holidays. 

Meeting on planning, shares. Training for staff in ASG groups. Sharing of resources. 

– Results of Active Literacy Audit reported to Literacy Co-ordinators. 

– More info re SAL, Learners Statements and Authority expectations on this. 

– Could the local authority take more responsibility for letting staff know about new and important documents from Education Scotland. 

Special needs? More relevant information for children with ASN, how to support assessment in Special Ed. 

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