Covid-19 update

Due to Covid-19 we are suspending planning for the Knowledge Sharing Schools programme until end of May 2020, after which we will consult with the local education authorities, digital leaders and schools to determine the best course of action. We are still committed to establishing this programme and will be focusing in the interim on the virtual and online support that the programme and the wider Moray House School of Education and Sport can offer to staff, learners and parents in the Edinburgh city region schools.

About Knowledge Sharing Schools

Through our Knowledge Sharing Schools programme, the Data Education in Schools project will work with partner schools to support the development of a data skills curriculum across the Edinburgh city region. This is an exciting new initiative funded through the eight year Edinburgh city region deal and an opportunity for schools to help lead and shape this important initiative in data skills development in the following ways: 

  • Co-design and develop a data curriculum that will offer opportunities for learners across the city region to gain data skills and literacies.
  • Share knowledge, learning, challenges and successes with colleagues, parents and learners across the school’s network.
  • Develop a shared research agenda with Moray House and be an integral research partner in all aspects of the programme development.
  • Be at the forefront of community and industry partnerships in the development of data skills across the 3-18 curriculum.

Thank you to all those schools who applied by our closing date of March 6th.

For background information, the ambition of the city region deal is that all citizens of the Edinburgh city region have the opportunity to gain skills needed for a data-rich economy.  This skills development begins at schools and continues through all routes for learning through to adulthood. A key part of this initiative is to develop learning and teaching around data and related qualifications across the 3-18 curriculum. 

This work began in 2019 with our staff supporting the development of a new National Progression Award in Data Science. A professional development network is being developed and materials written to support this part of the curriculum with the aim of developing data skills in all curriculum subject areas and at all SCQF levels.