Between the 16th & 25th November learners from across Scotland will have the opportunity to take part in live, interactive sessions as part of Our National Discussion. This is an exciting opportunity for learners to have their say and share their hopes & ideas for the future of Scottish Education.
Be sure to bookmark this page where the Our National Discussion Live! events will take place.
There are four main sessions scheduled – two on Wednesday 16th & two on Wednesday 23rd November.
In order to make these sessions accessible to more learners, they will all include BSL signing. In addition, recordings of the sessions including subtitles will be made available shortly afterwards.
Check out this promo video from Gavin Oattes.
In addition to the main sessions, a number of Spotlight sessions have been scheduled.
The learner Spotlight sessions will focus in depth on a range of different learner groups, themes and questions. These live and interactive sessions are an opportunity to really concentrate and get creative about the one group or one element and the things that matter to Scotland's learners.
Have a look at the timetable which shows the sessions available from 21-25 November. Keep checking back here and on social media for any updates.
Main sessions will be broadcast through Vimeo and will be hosted on this page.
Spotlight sessions will be delivered within a Glow Microsoft Team. It is therefore important that those looking to join these sessions have their Glow details to hand, are familiar with this platform and have signed up in advance.
Please use the forms below to sign up your class or school to take part in any of the live, interactive sessions.
A National Discussion FAQ document is available here.
If you’re an educator working with Early Years and lower end Primary school aged children a Thinglink has been created to help you work through some of the questions. It has been specifically designed with children between the ages of 3 to 7 in mind, but it can also be used with children and young people of all ages who may respond best to this approach.
If you’re an educator or parent/carer working with interrupted learners*, or you are an interrupted learner yourself then this Thinglink has been created to help you work through some of the questions. The questions have been designed to reflect the particular position that interrupted learners have in Scottish Education.
*Those who are unable to engage with their local school due to various wellbeing challenges.
A symbolised resource to support engagement with learners with complex communication needs has been created by CALL Scotland in partnership with the Education Scotland inclusion team. It can be accessed here.
Don’t forget to share your learners’ thinking, drawings and needs using any of the ways detailed below.