Powerful professional learning

by Sarah Philp, Director of Learning Scotland, Osiris Educational. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.’  – Aristotle We are all on a journey seeking ‘Excellence and […]

Scotland’s Year of Young People – grasping the opportunity

by Geoff Leask, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. During a rather routine business meeting, as we headed towards the Christmas break, someone asked me, “What is Young Enterprise Scotland doing for Scotland’s Year of […]

Looking beyond the classroom to tackle the achievement gap

by Neil Mathers, Chief Executive, Children’s University Scotland. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. In Scotland today almost a quarter of children are growing up in poverty, and many lack even the most basic essentials to help them thrive. Low […]

Celebrating achievement in adult learning

by Jackie Borge of Borge Consulting. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. I’ve worked in adult learning for almost three decades, yet I still feel a tug on my heart strings when I hear how learning has affected people and […]

Today’s young people – tomorrow’s workforce

by Angela Brunton, Managing Director, Be Personnel Ltd. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. I started my recruitment business ten years ago with the objective of providing the best service and experience possible, for clients and candidates alike, through partnership working. […]

Talking up teaching

by Kenneth Muir, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council for Scotland. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. STV’s Scotland Tonight programme recently asked the question ‘What makes a good teacher?’ The programme reminded me of a visit I made a few years […]

Developing teacher leadership with SCEL – co-creating the future

by Fearghal Kelly, Development Officer, Scottish College for Educational Leadership. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. What actually is teacher leadership and how do we develop it? That’s the question that the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) asked me to […]

Clyde Gateway – creating a real life legacy

by Natalie Phillips, Project Manager, Education, Business & Community Growth, Clyde Gateway. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. Clyde Gateway is an urban regeneration company designed to drive inner investment across the east of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. While that […]

Enhancing partnership working in teacher education

by Tom Greene, Project Advisor and Joanna Holmes, Project Leader, West Partnership. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. Following the publication of Teaching Scotland’s Future in 2011, universities and local authorities were invited by Scottish Government to bid for funding […]

Engineering successful partnerships

by Meg Wright, Director, Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Scotland. Continuing our guest blog series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers writing on the theme Making connections across the learning & skills landscape. EDT is a voluntary sector organisation whose mission is to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) activities and improve employment prospects of our young […]

Top