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Karen Hinton wins Forth Best Teacher Award 2017

Karen Hinton wins Forth Best Teacher Award 2017

Karen Hinton, Primary Teacher from Loanhead PS, was nominated by past and current pupils to be The Forth Best Teacher 2017. A film was made by pupils explaining why Karen is worthy of the award and this was shown at the Forth Awards ceremony which took place at the Usher Hall last week. Congratulations Karen!

Bullying is both behaviour and impact; the impact is on a person’s capacity to feel in control of themselves. This is what we term as their sense of ‘agency’. Bullying takes place in the context of relationships; it is behaviour that can make people feel hurt, threatened, frightened and left out. This behaviour happens face to face and online.  (respectme, 2015)  Download Booklet

Gore Glen pupils receive Scottish Angels Heritage Award

Gore Glen pupils receive Scottish Angels Heritage Award

A group of Gore Glen pupils have been awarded a Scottish Angels Heritage Award for the best contribution to a heritage project. They attended a ceremony on the 14th of October at the Assembly rooms in Edinburgh and they were presented with this award.
As a school, Julie Unrau and the Head Teacher Pauline Marr worked very closely with the National Mining Museum to make last years award winning tour possible. They have made great community links with the museum and this will now continue each year for as long as possible. This is an on going project, they now have the current P6’s training with the National Mining Museum to provide a different guided tour.


Microsoft Education Roadshow in Midlothian

Microsoft Education Roadshow in Midlothian


Microsoft Education Roadshow

Thursday 9th of November 2017


Newbattle High School

Microsoft’s mission:

The purpose of the Microsoft Education Roadshow is to win the hearts and minds of educators and school leaders. Microsoft want educators to leave with the impression that Microsoft understands education and is building tools to help them as educators, and their students as learners.  

How will it work?

The Microsoft Team are bringing a ‘Pop-up Classroom’ that can seat 50 people. Microsoft will be equipped with a range of devices for teachers to try as well as two Microsoft Learning Consultants who will deliver the hands-on training.

Who is it for?

The Roadshow is FREE and is available to any education staff. It is suitable for all staff.

What will the sessions look like?

Every event will have hands-on training with a specific focus on tools found in Office 365 such as Teams, Sway, OneNote and Forms. There will also be a STEAM input focusing on Minecraft and information shared on Windows 10. At the end of the session you will be invited to join the Microsoft Educator Community and earn online badges for completed CPD.

Next Steps:

If you are interested, please use the link above to sign up for your place. If you would like any further information, please contact the Learning Technology Team (

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