Published: Wednesday, 15th May 2019
Parents will get the chance to find out more about our £16million Inspire Learning programme at events across the Borders in June.
The Inspire Learning programme will transform all local schools into world-class digital learning environments and support equality for all pupils.
Come along to your Area Partnership meeting
The events, which will be combined with Area Partnership meetings, are open to everyone and will give people the chance to see what Inspire Learning will look like and understand how it will benefit all teachers and pupils across the Borders.
Information on the roll-out plans will be provided and you will also get the chance to speak to people directly involved with the programme.
The Inspire Learning events will take place from 6pm (details of venues to be confirmed). Afternoon sessions at 3pm will also be taking place on these dates for Parent Council members.
- Thursday 6 June - Berwickshire
- Tuesday 11 June – Teviot and Liddesdale
- Wednesday 12 June - Tweeddale
- Wednesday 19 June – Cheviot
- Thursday 27 June - Eildon
Cllr Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People
“We have recognised that it is difficult for people to understand the benefits of Inspire Learning without actually seeing it and speaking to key officers about it.
“We have therefore decided to hold these events at Area Partnerships in order to give all parents, carers and any other interested parties the chance to come along to find out more about the programme.
“Anyone can come along and we are really urging as many people as possible to attend.”
Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Locality Services, added: “Local Area Partnership meetings are a fundamental part of community engagement and encourage participation in local matters.
“In terms of Inspire Learning, the Council has done its utmost to provide information about what Inspire Learning is about - but it’s not been easy without being able to have that face-to-face engagement.
“That’s where we hope these sessions can help. Going forward, we hope this will encourage more participation and interest in Area Partnership meetings into the future.”