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Welcome to the CLD Team: Information Bulletin

Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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December 2017


Seasons Greetings

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful & Prosperous 2018
Kind regards from Sallie & Karen

CLD News

The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities.

Empowering Schools: A Consultation of the Provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Government are undertaking a consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill which aims to create a school and teacher-led education system with improved parental and community engagement in school life and in learning outside of school. Plus questions about the CLD Standards CouncilFind out more here. 
Professional Development

Training/Events Jan - March 2018

Hope you see you soon! Please book your place(s) using the links below

ESOL Networking/Information session 24 Jan 2018 2-4 Albany Centre   Book here
Colleagues from Glasgow Life will update on the Becoming a Mother in Scotland project. Additionally, in reponse to tutor requests for a stress relieving activity which they could share with learners, a therapist from COPE Scotland will present a short introduction to hand massage. 

Working Memory -
Impact on Learning 
  (NB  Participants are required to attend both sessions) 1&15 Feb 2018  10-12.30   Albany Centre
 Book here
The course will look briefly at what working memory is but crucially it will get attendees to consider what demands they place on their service users in terms of memory and how they can adapt their practice. 

Swap Shop    2 Feb 2018   2-4  Glasgow Kelvin College  Book here   
At this session, we will visit and be shown around Glasgow Kelvin College (Easterhouse campus) and learn about provision both within the College and in the local communities.

Teasing Out Impacts with Service Users    21 Feb 2018  10-1   Albany Centre  Book here

Service users often tell us what they think we want to hear taking a long time to tease out meaningful impacts.Built to increase participation and awareness of service users' learning journeys, this session is aimed at building those first steps towards a learner's forum or for learners involvement in the planning and delivery of provision.

North West Learning Partnership  23 Feb 2018   10-12  Netherton Community Centre  Book here
At this session, we will be hosted by Glasgow Life staff at the Netherton Community Centre  and the focus for today’s activities will be National Standards for Community Engagment/VOiCE

Providers’ Network   8 March 2018  1.30-4.30 Albany Centre Book here
Join us for these popular quarterly sessions designed for Community Learning & Development providers in Glasgow to keep up to date with local and national initiatives and network with colleagues.

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Community Empowerment

Evaluating Participatory Budgeting Activity in Scotland - Interim Report Year 2

The Scottish Government has now published an evaluation of Participatory Budgeting to date. Read more…  

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Learning / ALN / Digital

Regional Improvement Collaboratives

Schools across Scotland will now be able to draw on a range of expertise through six newly established Regional Improvement Collaboratives. Each one will be led by a Regional Improvement Lead and will work with schools, using all available evidence, to provide targeted advice and support to drive improvement.  Read more…

New Approaches to Improvement

Education Scotland has revealed a new approach to scrutiny and improvement, including an increase of one-third in the number of annual inspections. Find out more...

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Criminal Justice

Crackdown on mobile phones

Prisoners who use mobile phones while in jail face having their devices blocked under new measures planned by the Scottish government. Read more… 

Scots leading the way on community sentences

A new briefing from the Centre for Justice Innovation compares the differing use of community sentences in England and Wales with Scotland. Read more…

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Health & Equalities
Maternity Care for Women from other countries
Click here to read the advice from Maternity Action about maternity care available in Scotland for women from other countries.
Please note that at the next ESOL Networking event scheduled for 24 Jan 2018, Frances and Mary (Glasgow Life) will update on the Becoming a Mother In Scotland project - further details to follow.
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John Watson Trust

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 29th January. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants can cover expenses such as dyslexia tuition. Read more…
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