Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to be working with Glasgow City Council Education Services who are putting 100 newly appointed Support for Learning Workers through a comprehensive Induction Programme with the College.
The recent event was the first of four such one-day sessions which will see Support for Learning Workers undertake a standardised training programme to prepare them for work in a range of schools and Early years establishments, ensuring individual children’s needs are addressed.
The College worked closely with the council to design and accredit a range of Level 5 assessments covering areas such as Personal and Professional conduct, Knowledge and Understanding, Working with Others and Teaching and Learning. This Induction programme will give newly appointed staff the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in meeting the needs of Glasgow’s young learners. It will run over two years and will result in those attending gaining two units at SCQF Level 5.
It was a lively event where the Glasgow Kelvin Hospitality and Catering students prepared and served a delicious hot lunch for the 100 delegates on the day. The delegates were delighted with the quality and variety of hot food and Hospitality students gained valuable work experience especially in the field of customer service.
Glasgow City Council Senior Education Officer, Andrea Reid, said;
“Glasgow is a nurturing city where our Support for Learning workers are highly valued as practitioners, supporting and working in partnership with our learners, families and teachers. Strong effective support enables all our young people to achieve their best.
We are delighted to work in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College to deliver a programme which supports our staff’s professional learning and ensures we maintain, develop and upskill a highly effective workforce.”
Robin Ashton, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement at Glasgow Kelvin College said;
“The College is delighted to work in partnership with Glasgow City Council Education Services to help design and support their Induction Programme, preparing and upskilling their Support for Learning workers as they assist some of the city’s most vulnerable young learners.
Our Early Years and Childcare teaching staff continue to do an excellent job in sustaining the partnership and we are pleased to contribute to this key initiative which will help to close the attainment gap from an early age.”
Thanks go to all the staff whose hard work made the programme, and the inaugural event, such a success.