CLDSC Member Bulletin – 9 December 2020

CLD Plans Guidance 2021-2024 now available

Scottish Government has now published the guidance setting out expectations for education authorities and their partners when meeting duties in CLD planning for 2021-24 as per The Requirements for CLD (Scotland) Regulations 2013. There is an expectation that Community Learning and Development (CLD) plans will be informed by this guidance. The guidance is intended to reinforce the valuable contribution that the CLD sector is making to supporting learners and communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. It also takes into account the challenges that the sector is facing as a result of the pandemic and the impact this will have on CLD planning. You can view and download the guidance from the Scottish Government website.

Virtual Meet Up 17 December 2020 5-6pm

So, you might be looking at that date and thinking “I’m sure the next Virtual Meet Up was meant to be on 11th December?!” You’re right! Can’t possibly think how it slipped our mind (could it have been that pesky #CLDSCConf2020?!) Anyway, we’ve rescheduled for a post work (hopefully) slot so please join us with a mince pie and a mulled wine to connect and reflect on our year. There might even be a Christmas Quiz! Register for the meet up on Eventbrite.

Conference Evaluation

Thanks to everyone who came along to our first ever virtual Conference last week! We hope you found it useful and got a chance to ‘connect’ with colleagues. If you haven’t already, could you please take 5 minutes to complete the conference evaluation.

Review of SVQs in Youth Work Stakeholder Survey

We have had a very positive response to our SVQ Review survey; thanks to all of you who have contributed. To date, over 140 people have taken the time to offer their views, but we’d still like to hear from more people with knowledge of the field and the SVQs in Youth Work. The survey has been extended to Friday11 December 2020 to ensure that anyone who would still like to contribute can do so.

The survey only takes a few minutes, but we’re still keen to talk with people familiar with the awards, who can help us to develop a comprehensive view of how the revised qualifications can support the development of youth workers and youth work practice. If this is you, don’t be shy in coming forward to take part in an interview.

You can find the survey, which includes a space for you to volunteer to participate in a short interview on SmartSurvey.

CLD Practitioner event: Our World Our Impact. Tuesday 15th December at 1-2pm

This is an event organised by Education Scotland & Glasgow Science Centre to share and explore new resources on climate change. Glasgow Science Centre would like CLD Practitioners to shape future plans for resources which support CLD practice in relation to the needs and interests of communities for learners. Following their very generous offer of free resources, please support this event by attending or allowing a member of your team to come along. Register on Eventbrite for the event. To be held on Microsoft Teams by Glasgow Science Centre.

Participatory Budgeting in Schools: New Resource

PB Scotland have published a new resource, Evidence and Ideas: PB in Schools — PB Scotland which shows how participatory budgeting can help schools to play a central role in developing the life-skills, citizenship and confidence of young people, and looks at key success factors.

It highlights themes of:

  • Deepening democracy and participation in schools;
  • Addressing inequalities;
  • Strengthening school culture and increasing wider community involvement in the school; and
  • Developing student’s life skills;

It also provides case studies and resources for each theme.