Anti-poverty Professional Learning for the Teaching Profession
‘If we don’t fight poverty, we can’t create a level playing field for our children.’

Murdo Macdonald, DHT

Professional Learning Programme

Overview

The EIS PACT Project, funded by the Scottish Government, responds to the serious concerns of teachers about the growing levels of dire poverty amongst our children and young people. Schools can’t solve poverty, but teachers want to do more to mitigate its effects.

PACT aims to support the profession to do that.

The training comprises three short modules- each two and a half to three hours in duration– in which participants are supported to learn more together about the nature, causes and consequences of poverty, particularly the consequences with regards to education; and about the potential levers that schools and teachers can employ and the pedagogical approaches that might be effective  in seeking to further mitigate the damage that poverty does to young people’s participation in and enjoyment of school, and critically, to their outcomes. 

 

Summary

 
PACT TEAMDelivering in the following RICs.Module 1 Module 2 Module 3

Susan Slater

(Moray) 

Angela Stuart

(Moray)

Debbie McDonald

(Moray)

Carole Thorpe

(Aberdeen)

 

Northern Alliance

Aberdeen City

Aberdeenshire

Argyll & Bute

Western Isles

Highland

Moray

Shetland

Orkney

 

Wednesday 11th May
(4.30pm-7pm)
Wednesday 18th May 
(4.30pm-7pm) 
 Wednesday 25th May
(4.30pm-7pm)
 
PACT TEAMDelivering in the following RICs.Module 1 Module 2 Module 3

Tony Adams (City of Glasgow College)

Catriona MacDonald (Glasgow) 

Annemarie Galbraith (South Lanarkshire) 

Damien Donnelly (Glasgow)

 

West Partnership

East Dunbartonshire

East Renfrewshire

Glasgow

Inverclyde

North Lanarkshire

Renfrewshire

South Lanarkshire

West Dunbartonshire

 

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PACT TEAMDelivering in the following RICs.Module 1 Module 2 Module 3

Sandie Gordon

(Midlothian) 

Donal Hurley (Clackmannanshire)

Tony Russell (Fife)

Claire Robertson (Edinburgh) 

Ruth Meikle (Fife)

 

South East Collaborative, Forth Valley & West Lothian RIC

Edinburgh

East Lothian

Fife

Midlothian

Scottish Borders

Clackmannanshire

Falkirk

Stirling

West Lothian

 

Wednesday 4th May

(4.30pm -7pm)

 

 Wednesday 18th May

(4.30pm-7pm)

 Wednesday 1st June

(4.30pm-7pm)

 
PACT TEAMDelivering in the following RICs.Module 1 Module 2 Module 3

Sarajane Moffat (Dumfries & Galloway) 

Erin Houston (North Lanarkshire )

Lisa Ginnane (North East College Scotland)

 

South West Collaborative

East Ayrshire

North Ayrshire

South Ayrshire

Dumfries & Galloway

 

Wednesday 27th April

(4.30pm – 7pm)

 

 Wednesday 11th May

(4.30pm – 7pm)

 Wednesday 25th May

(4.30pm – 7pm)

To book your place to register for the sessions please click on the relevant Regional Improvement Collaborative

Northern Alliance

South East Collaborative Forth Valley and West Lothian RIC

South West Collaborative

 

*Members in Tayside and West Partnership RICs should provide notes of interest as outlined below. One of the PACTivist teams will also offer professional learning for these areas. 

For all enquiries, please contact Leigh Meechan- lmeechan@eis.org.uk