Newsletter Six Autumn 1997
Second National Conference
First Ethos Award

This newsletter carried a report on the Second National Scottish Schools Ethos Network Conference which was held in the Stakis Hotel, Falkirk on 30th May, 1997. The keynote speaker was Jim Bleakley, Headteacher of Heywood Community High School in Lancashire.

Ten workshops were presented on the day:
Markinch Primary School
Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Primary School
Dumbarton Academy
S1/S2 Study Club: an after-school action
Alva Academy
Working Together: using groupwork methods to look at issues identified by the School Liaison Group
Madras College
Harnessing S6 potential
Stenhousemuir Primary School
Team Talk: promoting positive behaviour
Prospect Bank School
Building relations with parents in a special education setting
Kemnay Primary School
A systematic approach to parental involvement from pre-school to P7
Newport Primary School
Large oaks from little acorns grow: linking nursery and primary stages through the children
Thomas Muir High School
Promoting Positive Relations: making a more dramatic impact
Falkirk Council
School Ethos: what is the role of an Education Authority

Castlebrae Community High School, Edinburgh, were the proud recipients of the First Ethos Award. Mr Willie Crosbie, Headteacher, received the commemorative quaiche and cheque on behalf of the school from Professor Pamela Munn.