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EXHIBITOR PROFILES54www.scottishlearningfestival.org.ukThe Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideWidgit pioneer the use of symbols to support vocabulary development, learning and communication. Widgit are the creators of the Widgit Symbol Set - a 'symbol language' of over 10,000 symbols which each provide a visual representation of a single concept. Widgit Symbols can support text to help those who struggle with reading and writing to participate and communicate, by making messages and information more accessible and easy to understand. Widgit's software, which includes 'Communicate: In Print', 'Communicate: SymWriter' and Widgit's online software 'Point' and 'Insite', is used worldwide, enabling Widgit Symbols to support text in print, on screen and online.Widgit L2726 Queen Street, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 7NA, UKTel: 01926 333680Fax: 01926 885293Email: info@widgit.comWeb: www.widgit.comMotivation and enjoyment are key attributes of Wordshark and Numbershark. Recent versions of Wordshark include specific activities for the teaching of synthetic phonics as a starting base for reading and spelling. The program has over 9,000 recorded words and sentences including 3,000 for use at secondary level. Numbershark helps students to understand and enjoy numeracy and to improve mental maths. It covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple percentages, fractions and decimals. Wordshark and Numbershark are especially useful for students with dyslexia and dyscalculia but are also widely used in mainstream teaching.WHITE SPACE (WORDSHARK)E271 Lochaline Street, London, W6 9SJ, UKTel: 020 8748 5927Fax: 020 8748 2120Email: sales@wordshark.co.ukWeb: www.wordshark.co.ukAs a council, which is committed to continuous improvement, West Lothian has won national recognition and a number of prestigious awards for innovations across its service areas. We have contributed to the development of Curriculum for Excellence through a number of national secondments. Cluster working and practitioner involvement are the foundations for the development of teaching materials, which support cross curricular and cross sectoral working. These materials can be seen at the West Lothian stand in the local authority village where you will also be able see our innovative use of Glow to support the sharing of practice.WEST LOTHIAN COUNCILLA4Weat Lothian Education Centre, Ogilvie Way, Livingston, Scotland EH5 48H, UKTel: 01506 777 451Fax: 01506 7776378Email: isobel.chambers@westlothian.gov.ukWeb: www.westlothian.gov.ukOur greatest resource in West Dunbartonshire's Education Department is the skills and commitment of our educational staff. In the current financial climate we are facing these challenges with an innovative and flexible approach to the delivery of CPD. Our presence at the SLF illustrates the authority's vision of distributive leadership. This bottom up approach has enabled class teachers and pupils to be leaders of learning. Examples of this can be seen at the various seminars presented by WDC practitioners. Our stand, LA25, which can be found in the Local Authority Village will also be featuring the work of our pupils.WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCILLA25Education Services, Rosebery Place, Clydebank, G81 1TG, ScotlandTel: 01389 73 8236Email: rhona.mackenzie@west-dunbarton.gov.ukWeb: www.west-dunbarton.gov.ukWesleyan for Teachers offer a bespoke financial planning service to teaching professionals. Our Financial Consultants are trained to understand the career paths and financial needs of teachers. We can provide advice on a whole range of financial products and services, and have a full understanding of the Teachers' Pension Scheme. We're approved by NASUWT and have helped thousands of education professionals to plan for their financial future. We offer no-obligation personal financial reviews as well as organise school seminars to talk about the financial options available to you and to answer your questions. WESLEYANL17Colmore Circus, Birmingham, B4 6AR, UKTel: 0845 351 2352Fax: 0121 200 2971Email: Financialreview@wesleyan.co.ukWeb: www.wesleyan.co.ukWesco offers everything you need for the Early Years and infant sectors. Whether it be baby room equipment, nursery or classroom furniture and resources, physical play (our soft play and mat ranges are superb!) and sports equipment or a vast array of educational (and entertaining) toys, games, puzzles and teaching aids - its all in the 904 page Wesco catalogue. Visit the Wesco stand to receive a 10% discount voucher which is valid until the end of December.WESCOJ58Unit 20 Manvers Business Park, High Hazles Road, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3GZ, UKTel: 0115 989 9765Fax: 0115 989 2401Email: aine@wescouk.co.ukWeb: www.wesco-group.comVSO is the world's leading international development charity that works through skilled professionals to tackle poverty. We need experienced educationalists to improve education systems for people in countries across Africa and Asia. You share your experiences where it's greatly needed. We provide a living allowance, flights, accommodation, medical insurance and extensive training and support. Thanks to the Scottish career break policy educationalists can now volunteer for up to two years with job security. You'll also be better placed to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence on your return. VSO also offers support for Global schools projects and other development resources. VSO SCOTLANDK52Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, UKTel: 0131 243 2781Email: susanne.darcy@vso.org.ukWeb: www.vso.org.ukHow would you like to join a union that gets results, but can also offer you the friendly and personal service you deserve? Voice is an independent union representing professionals in education, early years and childcare - from nursery to tertiary - including heads, teachers, support staff, nursery nurses and local authority employees involved in childcare-based services. Our nationwide, accredited support services and negotiations with government for better pay and working conditions, ensure that our members get the voice they deserve, without resorting to industrial action. Visit us, see the difference and get the Voice you deserve in your workplace.VOICE - THE UNION FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALSJ601-3 St Colme St, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA, UKTel: 0131 220 8241Fax: 0131 220 8350Email: scotland@voicetheunion.org.ukWeb: www.voicetheunion.org.uk

www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk55The Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideEXHIBITOR PROFILESYPO is the UK's largest not-for-profit purchasing organisation with customers across all LEAs in Scotland, England & Wales. As contracted suppliers to Scotland Excel, we combine our strengths as leading buying organisations to offer a bespoke range of competitively priced, quality products with the highest standards of customer service. Our specialist buyers continually scan the market to find the latest curriculum and school supplies at value-for-money prices including our own brand ranges. Don't, forget, there are no hidden extras including no minimum order value, no quibble returns and free delivery to most of Scotland on all stock items.YPOK1041 Industrial Park, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 0XE, UKTel: 01924 834815Fax: 01924 834805Email: jodiem@ypo.co.ukWeb: www.ypo.co.ukYouthLink Scoltand, its members and partners are delighted to be part of the learning festival this year. As the national agency for youth work we are committed to supporting the implementation of the curriculum for excellence and to help partners understand the contribution youth work activities can make to the development of young people in Scotland. Visit us on Stand H20 share a cup of coffee and we will happily talk to you about potential partnerships and services which are mutually supportive. YOUTHLINK SCOTLANDH20Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ, UKTel: 0131 313 2488Fax: 0131 313 6800Email: mmcleod@youthlinkscotland.orgYoung Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for Scotland. We provide young people, aged 11 - 26, with a mixture of information, ideas and incentives to help them become confident, informed and active citizens. We do this via a variety of formats, including online, information handbooks, magazines, phone, etc. A key part of this is Young Scot's presence on Glow. We work in partnership with LTS on our two fantastic Glow groups - one for young people and one for those that work with them - both packed with resources, materials, podcasts, signposting, discussions and much more.YOUNG SCOTF1Roseberry House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ, UKTel: 0131 313 2488Fax: 0131 313 6800Email: gregoru@youngscot.orgThe YMCA National Centre, Lakeside, is an outdoor education centre that inspires young people to fulfil their potential through challenging outdoor experiences; raising self-esteem and motivation whilst preparing them to face the future. We design bespoke solutions for primary, secondary, independent schools and higher education establishments designed to develop curricular, social, emotional and personal development skills. Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expeditions and National Navigation award schemes are examples of accredited awards that can be achieved during a stay with us. Family activity holidays and Day Camps are also offered all adding to a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten.YMCA NATIONAL CENTRE, LAKESIDEL16Lakeside, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8BD, UKTel: 015395 39000Fax: 015395 30015Email: julian.cooperlakeside@fyldecoastymca.orgWeb: www.lakesideymca.co.ukAt XMA we partner with the world's leading manufacturers to bring you the latest technology that will help shape the way your pupils learn. We are an Apple Solution Expert (ASE) in Education, selected by Apple for our proven expertise in providing technology solutions to education institutions. Our new public sector pricing on Apple Macs is available to all schools in Scotland which offers you great savings over list prices. This is coupled with our unbeatable 3 and 4 year warranty options. What's more we can deliver most products next day. Visit us on stand F15 for more details.XMA Limited (Aple Solution Expert Education)F15100 Brand Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G51 1DG, UKTel: 0141 587 23 75Fax: 0141 534 79 15Email: applescot@xma.co.ukWeb: www.xma.co.uk/World Challenge provides educational expeditions in the developing world which teach life skills and expand minds outside the classroom. Our bespoke 3 to 6-week student travel itineraries foster team spirit and leadership skills. As the original school expeditions company, World Challenge offers an unrivalled range of expeditions geared to the education of young people. Our 22 years of experience mean that students and teachers benefit from a level of expedition safety and service second to none.WORLD CHALLENGE LTDB2117-21 Queens Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire UKTel: 01494 427 600Fax: 01494 444996Email: elbartholomeou@worldchallenge.co.ukWeb: www.world-challenge.co.ukExciting resources, thought provoking training and the ability to link theory into practice; Wonderbox and sister company Experiential Play have it all! Experiential Play staff would be delighted to chat to you about your training needs, be they SVQ's level 2, 3 or 4 or CPD opportunities for your team. We are also ILA registered. Wonderbox resources will be available to view and to purchase. Visit us to view our best sellers as well as discover exclusive show products and special offers. Stand EY 10 is the place to go for new resources, innovative ideas and all your training needs. WONDERBOX LTD & EXPERIENTIAL PLAYEY10Hydepark Business Centre, 60 Mollinsburn Street, Glasgow, G21 4SF, UKTel: 0141 557 1666Fax: 0141 558 5440Email: yvonne@experientialplay.comWeb: www.wonderbox.co.uk and www.experientialplay.com