Leugh & Seinn Le Linda – Exciting Opportunity for ELC providers

e-Sgoil, in partnership with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, is delighted to offer early learning and childcare settings the opportunity to register for an eight-week block of Gaelic storytelling sessions starting Thursday, 19 November, 10 am-10.30 am.    Join acclaimed BBC presenter and entertainer Linda MacLeod for ‘Leugh & Seinn le Linda,’ Read more…

Our wonderful world of maths and numeracy

The Northern Alliance Numeracy and Maths SharePoint site is updated frequently. Please visit the site to find resources and CPD materials: https://bit.ly/2YjSAwI Andy Thompson who leads our numeracy and maths workstream, working closely with Andy Brown from Education Scotland’s dedicated North Team, is keen to extend a big thank you Read more…

Revisiting our approach to Emerging Literacy – with your feedback

For the past year, colleagues from across the Northern Alliance have been working collaboratively on an evaluation of Emerging Literacy, with the final report published during October 2020. Emerging Literacy, developed in 2015, was designed to help practitioners and families improve children’s early literacy skills from the start of ELC Read more…

Improve your numeracy learning and teaching with #NA2020Maths events

Numeracy and maths experts from our Northern Alliance regional improvement collaborative alongside Education Scotland will be offering two half-day conferences for both Primary and Secondary teachers and practitioners in November to support what’s delivered in classrooms across the eight northernmost local authorities in Scotland. The Northern Alliance N5 Maths Conference Read more…

Have you had any experience of implementing emerging literacy? We’d love to hear from you!

Members of our Northern Alliance Emerging Literacy Network are in the process of evaluating the implementation of Emerging Literacy across the Northern Alliance. We want to be able to understand what the barriers are to implementing the Emerging Literacy approach and also what supports us to take this approach forward. Read more…

Learning in STEM in early years

Early learning and childcare (ELC) staff are receiving new help to inspire young children in science and maths. A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning package, developed in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, provides multi-media resources and activities for staff to help babies and Read more…

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