Freedom of information requests : CPD
|Title or Description||CPD|
|Type of Request||FOI|
|Request or Question||I would like to make the following request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In order to keep the cost down please supply in electronic form if possible.
To ask (a) how many teachers are employed by the local authority (b) How many teachers have expressed an interest in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in global citizenship/ international education training (c) how many teachers actually received the global citizenship/ international education training broken down by the school they are based from (d) what form was the training delivered by (eg. Conference, workshops etc) (e) How much of a budget is allocated to CPD each year (f) Form the CPD budget how much was allocated to global citizenship/ international education training (g) how much of the global citizenship/ international education training CPD budget was spent on internal providers and external providers? In each case can information requested from questions a-g be broken down for the last five financial years?
Finally how do you classify/define global citizenship/ international education training?
|Response||(a) There are 1312 teachers employed by Scottish Borders Council.
(b) Please see CPD courses offered below and up take by schools on attached spread sheet for past 5 years. This does not capture individual uptake of CPD in this area out with SBC provision as this forms part of each teachers individual CPD record.
(c) Please see attached spreadsheets.
(d) The training was mainly provided by workshop.
The following lists the CPD provision in this area over the past 5 years. Predominantly the core of our CPD is offered during twilight sessions (4.30-6.30pm) or on Saturdays. The spread sheet breaks this down by provider and schools attending:
Eco School Grounds
Eco Schools - Making it Happen for Pre-Fives
Eco Schools and Sustainable Development Education
Eco Schools and your School's Global Footprint
Eco Schools Going for the Green Flag
Eco Schools: Creating an Eco School
Eco Schools: Going for Green Flag
Eco Schools: Making Biodiversity Matter
Eco-School Co-ordinators networking
Eco-Schools - Monitoring and Evaluation using Schools Global Footprint
Eco-Schools Food and the Environment topic
Eco-schools Visit to Edinburgh Schools
Global Citizenship and Eco-School Network
Citizenship: A Global Approach
Citizenship: Fairtrade - Classroom Ideas and Resources
Citizenship: Global Citizenship (Secondary)
Citizenship: Teaching Controversial Issues (Primary)
Citizenship: Teaching Controversial Issues (Secondary)
(e) Each year 80% of the CPD budget is allocated directly to schools calculated on an FTE (full time equivalent) basis. Full reports both of CPD activity and impact and budget allocations can be found on our CPD online system under CPD Reports on the top tool bar -www.sbc-cpd.co.uk and the allocations for 11-12 which have yet to be reported on are attached. The CPD reports give details too if each learning community's CPD focus and if school have been working toward green flags etc which may be of interest too.
Individual teacher CPD allocations:
08-09 £160 FTE
09-10 £160 FTE
10-11 £125 FTE
11-12 £120 FTE
12-13 £85 FTE
(f) This information is not available as the use of individual CPD funding follows each teacher's Professional Review and Development Meeting. As we do not hold this information it is exempt under Section 17 of `FOISA.
(g) There is no budget for global citizenship/international training.
(h) Developing Global Citizenship in terms of linking to Curriculum for Excellence:
Global citizenship brings together education for citizenship, international education and sustainable development education and recognises the common outcomes and principles of these three areas.
Making connections between them better equips learners with skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to understand and address complex global issues which often transcend individual disciplines.
Preparing children and young people for active participation in a global multicultural society
Developing a knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland's place in it.