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Friday Jun 14, 2024

In this episode of The Learning Conversations, Chief Executive for Education Scotland, Gillian Hamilton is joined by Janie McManus, His Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Education in Scotland.
In the conversation, Janie and Gillian discuss Inspection in Scotland as a catalyst for positive change within education through evaluation, sparking significant improvement and getting the balance right with every child at the centre.

Empowerment: Support Staff

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Wednesday May 22, 2024

An empowered system expects, and creates, the conditions for all staff to work within a culture of collaboration and collegiality with learners, parents, colleagues and multi-agency partners. All share a vision for education based on the values and needs of the community. 
Empowered support staff make a positive difference to the ethos of a school. They link positively with parents and carers and encourage them to play a positive role in the life of the school and to support their child’s learning.
In this podcast, support staff from across Scotland share their thoughts on empowerment and how they contribute to the life and ethos of their schools

Wednesday May 22, 2024

National Numeracy Day is an annual campaign that celebrates numbers and how they are used in everyday life.  In this podcast we celebrate numbers with Sound Primary in Sheltand. The school shares their story of the impact improving numeracy outcomes for P7 learners has had on the whole school. 

Thursday May 16, 2024

Join us for 'The Learning Conversations' podcast with Education Scotland Chief Executive Gillian Hamilton, where she talks to best-selling author Katriona O'Sullivan. Katriona shares her story of the remarkable journey from unimaginable poverty and trauma to academic success and how it serves as a powerful testament to resilience and determination.
Katriona and Gillian talk about trauma and how it might present itself in a young person in the classroom. 

Friday May 10, 2024

Episode 11 – Bex Ewart in conversation with Rob Houben
In this uplifting episode Bex discusses achieving education that meets individual needs with the inspirational Rob Houben. We hear Rob’s poignant story of his struggles within the system as a child and how this informed his pedagogical thinking as an educator and esteemed international advisor.
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Thursday May 02, 2024

Thursday May 02, 2024


Education Scotland

Education Scotland is the national body for supporting quality and improvement of learning and teaching in Scottish education. 

We are driven by the shared ambitions of supporting the development and wellbeing of all those who work in education and ensuring positive experiences and outcomes for all learners. 

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