We offer many ways to help enhance learning and teaching in schools in Scotland. Raising attainment, building literacy and numeracy, and helping bridge the attainment gap are high on the schools agenda. An international dimension can be motivational for staff and learners, and has been shown to make a real difference in these priority areas.
Our professional development opportunities, curriculum resources and international linking programmes offer a range of exciting and innovative approaches to learning and raising attainment.
Our Bring the World into your School booklet details each of our programmes and shows how they have been developed to strengthen the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. We also outline how international education can be used across Scotland to improve whole school performance.
Our Connecting Classrooms Core Skills course, delivered by the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland as meeting the professional standards for Learning for Sustainability (LfS). Over two hundred teachers across Scotland have already participated in the programme, developing their professional and leadership practice, as well as strengthening the delivery of LfS as a context for learning.
eTwinning, the free on-line collaboration platform that links teachers and schools across Europe, has been used to address a range of priorities including supporting the closing of the attainment gap. The platform can also be a school’s first step towards Erasmus+ funded projects. Examples of how Erasmus+ and our long established Language Assistants programme can support the implementation of the 1+2 language policy and improved literacy across the curriculum are also included.