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


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. 



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

Susan Slater


Angela Stuart


Debbie McDonald


Carole Thorpe



Northern Alliance

Aberdeen City


Argyll & Bute

Western Isles






Wednesday 11th May
Wednesday 18th May 
 Wednesday 25th May
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



North Lanarkshire


South Lanarkshire

West Dunbartonshire


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

Sandie Gordon


Donal Hurley (Clackmannanshire)

Tony Russell (Fife)

Claire Robertson (Edinburgh) 

Ruth Meikle (Fife)


South East Collaborative, Forth Valley & West Lothian RIC


East Lothian



Scottish Borders




West Lothian


Wednesday 4th May

(4.30pm -7pm)


 Wednesday 18th May


 Wednesday 1st June


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-