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media PartnerTESSThe TES Scotland website updates and enhances the main paper as well as providing free access to thousands of high-quality teaching and learning resources. Local authorities, independent schools and colleges know TES Scotland provides the most effective and popular recruitment advertising for recruiting education professionals.Lead SponsorGL AssessmentGL Assessment is a leading provider of assessment solutions for children's education, mental health and wellbeing. We help to understand every learner's potential with rigorous, proven and innovative assessments and resources.Our tests, for 0-19 year olds, identify individual abilities and learning styles, measure progress and predict achievement. Many, such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) and Progress in Maths, are online as well as in print, giving teachers easy administration, no marking and instant results.Why not visit our stand (K32) to see our latest resources, including the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension and the Wellcomm Toolkit.414 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 5TF Tel: 0845 602 1937Fax: 0845 601 5358 Email: Web: Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideThe Scottish Learning Festival is supported by the following:AHDSAHDS is the union dedicated to headteachers, deputes and principal teachers in Scotland's nursery, primary and special schools. As all-encompassing teaching unions are dominated by classroom teachers and their interests, AHDS was established (in 1975) to provide promoted post holders with a separate channel for support and advice as well as a distinct voice in local and national policy debates.EiSThe Educational Institute of Scotland is Scotland's largest teaching union, with over 61,000 members in nursery, primary, secondary, special, further and higher education. The EIS promotes the cause of education and has played a leading role in the development of CPD opportunities for Scotland's teachers, supported by our network of accredited Union Learning Representatives.GTCSThe General Teaching Council for Scotland is the independent professional body which maintains and enhances teaching standards and promotes and regulates the teaching profession in Scotland. The GTC strives to be a world leader in professional education issues.HmiEHM Inspectorate of Education's purpose is to improve Scottish education. We do this through our independent inspection and review across the sectors of Scottish education and in child protection, by sharing our knowledge of effective practice to build capacity for improvement, and by giving professional evidence-based advice.SLSSchool Leaders Scotland (formerly HAS) is the only professional association which exclusively represents senior leaders in secondaries, having over 80% of headteachers and an increasing number of depute headteachers, business managers and principal teachers. SQASQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland.We work in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and industry to raise standards and develop new and exciting qualifications.

BTCV SCoTland - Get Some CreditStANd G61"Get Some Credit": An accredited outdoor learning programme for young people.BTCV Scotland believes that young people can gain a lifetime's worth of inspiration from a positive first taste of nature. This year we are launching BTCV Scotland's exciting new training 'offer' for young people: Get Some Credit. We would like to work with educational establishments and youth referral agencies to provide young people with the opportunity to carry out and lead environmental projects in their own communities whilst also gaining meaningful accreditation that will boost confidence and improve employability. We want young volunteers aged 14-25 to receive accreditation for their hard work and commitment equipping them with skills and qualifications to help them towards their next goal. Learning will be delivered during environmental tasks in an informal yet structured outdoor setting. Training includes the delivery of units from the SVQ Environmental Conservation. This covers subjects such as habitat management, fence construction, path building, working with communities plus team building and organising and leading volunteers. So it's an opportunity for volunteers to develop both their hard and soft skills with both the practical hands on activities coupled with the social side of working with people whilst developing confidence. Volunteering with BTCV Scotland can provide a positive step towards employment. "BTCV has helped me gain confidence to realise I could successfully hold down a full-time job. It's given me structure and taught me responsibility and allowed me to gain qualifications I know will help me in my future.""I'm really determined to gain my qualifications and finish something - which would be a first for me."BTCV Scotland is committed to supporting up to 150 young people each year to Get Some Credit.To find out more visit us at the Scottish Learning Festival Show SECC on stand G61Contact us on 01786479697 or visit for more details.BTCV is a charity registered in Scotland (SC039302) The Scottish learning Festival 2010 Show GuideADVERTORIAL FEATUREPlease visit us on Stand A35 for further information or contact:Micheil SpiersFàs, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,+44 (0) 1471 888247An Teangue, Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ SGILEAN TEAGAISG TRO MHEADHAN NA GÀIDHLIGDEVELOPING GAELIC MEDIUM TEACHING SKILLSThe "STREAP" course, which has been developedand designed by Sabhal Mor Ostaig and theUniversity of Aberdeen is of particular relevanceto teachers in both primary and secondary sectorswho wish to convert to Gaelic medium teaching. This course is designed to prepare teachers toacquire the necessary skills and confidence todeliver in Gaelic medium and is fully fundedby the Scottish Executive.Are you a fluent speaker of Gaelic?StandA35STREAP 1.4pg_STREAP 1.4pg 25/08/2010 19:36 Page 1