Welcome to our 2016 – 2017 Participants

The second of our Partners in Policymaking programmes started in September 2016 and it was lovely to welcome all our new participants.  Here is a wee record of our last session.




Partners in Policymaking Graduation

On Friday, 20th May 2016 our ‘Partners in Policymaking’participants graduated and what a fantastic night.  After 8 months of hard work and commitment, the Partners team were very proud and privileged to be part of their celebration.  Click here for more information.



Another fantastic session……..

Session four of the Partners programme took place on 8th & 9th January 2016 and what a fabulous session……  We had some of the most inspirational speakers:

  • Anne Marie Monaghan – Community Brokerage
  • Heather Calvo, Sally Humphrey and Liz Henderson – Neighbourhood Networks
  • Lorna Ascroft, Self-Directed Support Team, Scottish Government
  • Julia Fitzpatrick – Horizon Housing
  • Alice Henderson, (Partners Graduate), Rachel Henderson and Leah (Rachel’s Team Member)
  • Doreen Kelly – Beyond Limits
  • Heather Simmons
  • Patti Scott and Dave Hasbury – Neighbours Inc

You can view photos of the 2 days and see copies of the presentations in the Session 4 section.



Session 3 – 4th & 5th December – Inclusive Learning – Before, During and after School

Hi All

The next session of the Partners in Policymaking is nearly upon us and will be taking place on Friday, 4th & Saturday, 5th December 2015.  The topic for this session will be ‘Inclusive Learning – before, during and after school’.  We will hear about the ways other communities and societies have made inclusive education a reality and spend time thinking about what we can do in Scotland to make our education system more inclusive.

The Partners in Policymaking Team look forward to welcoming you all back on the 4th!

Inclusive Education Workshops

As you will be aware Mary Schuh will be attending the next Partners session in December to speak about her experience of Inclusive Education. During her visit from the USA Mary will also be running 2 workshops around Inclusive Education in Edinburgh and Glasgow on 3rd December. I have attached the information flyer regarding these workshops and If you are aware of any friends, family members or colleagues who may be interested in attending one of these, please feel free to circulate the flyer.

Inclusive Education Workshops – Flyer