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Course Date

January 19, 2018

Course Cost


Registration and coffee from 9.30am

Course Time

10:00 - 03:30


Radisson Blu Hotel

80 High Street, The Royal Mile

To register for the waiting list, please email

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

For – Heads of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Care Teams

This event will provide the opportunity for important updates and discussion around key developments in Pastoral Care.  All members of pastoral care/guidance teams are warmly invited to attend. 

The Programme will include:

Inclusive Education: Focus on Gender Neutral

We are delighted to welcome Steve Marshall-Taylor, Deputy Headmaster (Pupils) at Brighton College to Scotland. Brighton College was named Most Forward Thinking School in Britain in the 2017 Independent Schools' awards in The Week magazine – with equal weight to the College's pastoral care and its academic success.  Steve will give an overview of the journey that the school has been on with regard to dysphoric  transgender pupil and facilitate a workshop.

Child Protection: Focus on Human Trafficking

This session will be led by Fiona Stevenson.  Fiona is the Senior Consultant Child Protection, Training and Consultancy with the  NSPCC in Scotland.  Fiona will provide an overview of the current legislative frameworks and allow colleagues to develop an understanding of Human Trafficking and Exploitation, the indicators and how victims are controlled. In particular, this session will aim to enable staff to develop awareness and understanding of Child Trafficking in Scotland and relate this to their role and responsibilites underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach.

Young Carers

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 will take effect on 1 April 2018. The Act extends and enhances the rights of carers. The new legislation will help ensure better and more consistent support for both adult carers and young carers so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, in better health and to have a life alongside caring.  This session will provide an insight into what schools can do, and what support is available for Young Carers.  We are delighted that Tania Peters from George Heriot's will lead this session and share the innovative approach that Heriot's have taken in this context

**Please register as soon as possible and by Monday 15  January at the latest**


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