CRIS is Open !

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Curriculum Resources and Information Service(CRIS) is  located in Lochside Academy  and is open Monday – Friday 8.45am – 5.00pm during the summer holidays. Please telephone 01224 241760 on arrival at the school entrance and a member of CRIS staff will welcome you and give you access to the building. CRIS has a fantastic range of…

Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost CPD Opportunities

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Talk Boost CPD Opportunities What is Talk Boost? Talk Boost is a targeted intervention that narrows the gap between 4-7 year olds with language delay and their peers. It is a 10-week programme delivered by trained teaching assistants that can boost a child’s communication by up to 18 months. This has been shown to have…

Mentally Healthy Workplace

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“One team, valuing everyone – would you like to help create a Mentally Healthy Workplace? As part of a Mental Health Action Plan we are in the process of rolling out a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) network across the organisation. If you’re interested in becoming a mental health first aider and for more information,…

‘Equally Safe at Work’ – Employer Accreditation Programme

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‘Equally Safe at Work’ Employer Accreditation Programme We are one of seven councils who are participating in a pilot accreditation programme which aims to address women’s inequality and prevent violence against women in the workplace.  To read more about the programme and to take part in the online survey which is designed to help build…

English as an Additional Language CPD Opportunities for Session 2019/2020

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10th September 2019 – English as an Additional Language:Practical Ideas to Support Bilingual Learners in P4-7 – 16:00 – 17:45 This is a practical workshop to give advice to teachers supporting bilingual learners in P4-7 settings. Course objectives include: Sharing good practice in working with bilingual pupils (learners of English) in their settings Highlighting inclusive…