Northern Alliance Professional Learning Opportunities

Click on the links below to book your place on the current professional learning sessions. This page will be updated regularly when new opportunities are added.

Embedding Skills throughout the Learner Journey – for teachers/Early Years Practitioners/CLD Practitioners/college staff

This professional learning opportunity is for practitioners from across the Northern Alliance and South West Improvement Collaboratives who are interested in taking forward the systematic progression and recording of skills that learners develop throughout their educational journey.

Find out more about this course of CLPL throughout session 22-23 at the link below.


Embedding Skills throughout the Learner Journey – for Senior Leaders and Local Authority Leads

This professional learning opportunity is for practitioners from across the Northern Alliance and South West Improvement Collaboratives who are interested in taking forward the systematic progression and recording of skills that learners develop throughout their educational journey.

Find out more about this course of CLPL throughout session 22-23 at the link below.


Embedding Gaelic as L2 or L3 in Primary Schools – From Monday 7th Nov, 15.45

This 5-week course is useful for primary class teachers, principal teachers and SMT and also Secondary staff that teach GME pupils.

Four-Week Beginners’ Spanish Course – Wednesday 9th November, 15.45

Suitable for teachers of Primary who are delivering Spanish as an L2 or L3 and have no or very little/ rusty Spanish.

This short course is an introduction to Spanish and will provide participants with an opportunity to learn the basics of the language and to explore resources and websites which can support in the classroom.

Science and Geography Subject Support Groups – Learning for Sustainability

Come along and join other Science and Geography specialists to explore how Learning for Sustainability can be supported within the BGE Curriculum.

This session will take place within the Northern Alliance Science and Geography Secondary Subject Support Groups, which provide a safe space to connect and collaborate with subject specialists from across the Northern Alliance.

Wellbeing and Learning – Hybrid TeachMeet – Tues 29th November, 16.30

The hybrid Teach Meet will connect colleagues across the Northern Alliance on the theme of Wellbeing and Learning. Join online or in person at Charleston Academy, Inverness to hear from practitioners from a range of contexts and settings within the Northern Alliance sharing their work on staff and learner wellbeing, equality, nurture and more.

The Why, What and How of IDL – from Tuesday 29th November, 14.00-15.30

These professional learning sessions will look at the ‘Why, What and How of IDL. You will work with fellow school leaders to open up IDL and we will share examples of how schools and partners are being ambitious through the development of bold IDL experiences.

Embedding L2 & L3 – Developing Partnerships – Thursday 1st December, 15.45

This session for Primary and Secondary Practitioners will signpost key resources and strategies to support partnerships and highlight partner organisations.

Play Based Learning in Early Years with Languages – Thursday 12th January, 15.45

This session will give some examples of play based activities that both link in with language learning and can be the vehicle for language learning inside & outside. It will be useful for Nursery and P1 staff.

A new toolkit for Nursery is being developed for French and will be shared at this session.

4-week Beginners’ German Course – from 11th January, 16.00

Aimed at primary teachers who have little or no knowledge of German, the content will be based on 1+2 ML lesson planning for L3 and will allow teachers to acquire basic language skills while looking at practical ideas to deliver lessons to primary classes.

Opportunities from Education Scotland

Building a Gaelic-positive Ethos –
A Collaborative Leadership Event – Thursday 17th November, 15.50

If you are a middle leader or aspiring middle leader in a school in Scotland that provides Gaelic Medium Education this workshop is for you. Those of us working in such an context, regardless of language skills, have a responsibility for Gaelic Medium Education and Gàidhlig Literacy across the Curriculum.

This workshop draws upon materials developed for Education Scotland’s Collaborative Middle Leadership Programme and will give colleagues the opportunity to collaborate, network and support each other as we journey towards a Gaelic-positive ethos in our schools.

The Advice on Gaelic Education – Exploring it Together – Wednesday 30th November, 16.00

A workshop for school leaders in Early Years, Primary and Secondary, providing an opportunity to explore the  Advice on Gaelic Education in-depth. This interactive session will provide the opportunity for collaboration, networking and the sharing of practice through professional dialogue.

 This event will be bilingual.

more coming soon…

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