Agenda Day 1

TimeTopicRoom
09:00Registration OpensHall 1
09:30 - 09:35Welcome from the host, Jason LeitchHall 2
09:35 - 09:45Working together for Children & Young People
09:45 - 10:40Working Together with Quality Improvement : Your Stories, Your Work Hall 2
10:40 - 10:55COFFEE BREAK AND TRANSITION TO BREAKOUTSHall 1
11:00 - 12:00Introduction to the Model for Improvement
The Model for Improvement is an implementation tool aligned to the 3-step improvement framework for Scotland’s Public Services. This breakout will provide an introductory overview of the model, focusing on how three key questions can help drive your quality improvement work: • What are we trying to accomplish?
• How will we know that a change is an improvement?
• What change can we make that will result in improvement?
Boisdale 1 & 2
Measures that Matter
Being able to measure the impact of actions is essential to quality improvement, but what should we be measuring? Some project teams have too much data, others struggle to collect any data at all. What sort of data should we be gathering?, and how do we know that it is right for your improvement project? This workshop will delve into the world of measurement discussing the difference between process, outcome and balancing measures and look at how these measures should be used to create an effective improvement project. The workshop will use case studies from a variety of settings across the country to reflect on the challenges of creating and using a robust measurement plan including collecting data over time, identifying short term outcome measures, stakeholder involvement in creating measures that matter to them and understanding balancing measures.
Alsh 1 & 2
Top Tips for Coaching Improvement
This breakout session will help facilitate two skills:Technical proficiency; so that you can develop knowledge and skills in creating driver diagrams and applying the PDSA cycle, and Coaching proficiency, so that you can develop knowledge in asking the right questions, listening deeply, assessing learning, and knowing when and how to give directed guidance.
Morar & Ness
Spread & Scale
Scale and spread, spread and scale. Two terms that are often used interchangeably but have quite different meanings. This workshop will explore the importance of understanding the scale of your improvement project from the outset, i.e. to what extent will this project, if successful, reach across the current system. We will also talk about spread, i.e. creating positive change projects that can be implemented in different systems.The workshop will use live examples from across the country to examine these concepts and provide practitioners and service managers with some insight on how to develop their improvement work.
Leven
Looked After and Care Experienced Children and Young People
In this breakout we will be exploring a number of issues: How do our policies and services deliver for children who grow up in different settings? How do we ensure that care experienced youngsters and Looked After Children have the same opportunities to thrive as others? What role do Corporate Parents have in improving opportunities and outcomes for these children? We will provide information on the latest thinking and policies in this area and look at some of the ways that improvement and CYPIC have approached these challenges and what opportunities and challenges there are for using the Improvement Methodology to improve outcomes in the future.
Dochart 1 & 2
Pupil Equity Funding
Following the introduction of Pupil Equity in April this year, this session will provide an opportunity to hear more about the policy itself together with evidence based implementation examples incorporating improvement methodology to help use it effectively
Carron 1 & 2
Literacy & Numeracy

Skills in literacy and numeracy are essential for ensuring children get the best start in life – as such it forms two of the key pillars for work to close the poverty related attainment gap. This workshop is based around sharing successful interventions focused on effective self-evaluation and improvement planning, including robust measures of impact and progress
Hall 2
Multi-agency working and Children’s Services Plans
The Children’s Services Plan is the description of how public bodies and their partners will work together to deliver effective GIRFEC practice for children and young people, providing services which are organised and equipped to deliver high-quality, joined-up, responsive and, where possible, preventative support to children and families. We want to explore examples of multi-agency working and how quality improvement can support the delivery of local priorities in the Children’s Services Plans. Have you got experience of working across different agencies? Have you found this challenging or rewarding? Have you got stories to share that will help others? In this workshop we will share hints and tips from across CYPIC about multi-agency working and the lessons learned. We will also consider how multi-agency approaches are crucial to Getting it Right for Every Child and the families and communities that support them.
Lomond
12:00 - 13:00Lunch, Storyboards, App support
Hall 1
13:00 - 14:30Leadership with John Swinney MSP - Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.Hall 2
14:30 - 14:50COFFEE BREAK AND TRANSITION TO BREAKOUTSHall 1
14:50 - 15:50Quality Improvement Breakout Sessions
Measures that Matter
Being able to measure the impact of actions is essential to quality improvement, but what should we be measuring? Some project teams have too much data, others struggle to collect any data at all. What sort of data should we be gathering?, and how do we know that it is right for your improvement project? This workshop will delve into the world of measurement discussing the difference between process, outcome and balancing measures and look at how these measures should be used to create an effective improvement project. The workshop will use case studies from a variety of settings across the country to reflect on the challenges of creating and using a robust measurement plan including collecting data over time, identifying short term outcome measures, stakeholder involvement in creating measures that matter to them and understanding balancing measures.
Alsh 1 & 2
Top Tips for Coaching Improvement
This breakout session will help facilitate two skills:Technical proficiency; so that you can develop knowledge and skills in creating driver diagrams and applying the PDSA cycle, and Coaching proficiency, so that you can develop knowledge in asking the right questions, listening deeply, assessing learning, and knowing when and how to give directed guidance.
Boisdale 1 & 2
Spread & Scale
Scale and spread, spread and scale. Two terms that are often used interchangeably but have quite different meanings. This workshop will explore the importance of understanding the scale of your improvement project from the outset, i.e. to what extent will this project, if successful, reach across the current system. We will also talk about spread, i.e. creating positive change projects that can be implemented in different systems.The workshop will use live examples from across the country to examine these concepts and provide practitioners and service managers with some insight on how to develop their improvement work.
Leven
Adverse Childhood Experiences - what can we do?
On the main stage you will have learnt about some of the high level theory about ACEs and protective factors that can mitigate their negative consequences. The breakout will complement this by exploring what services can practically to do to help raise awareness of ACEs, prevent them from occurring in the first place and to support children already affected by them. With a particular focus on the early years, we will discuss what works and what doesn’t and what gaps exist with a view to developing quality improvement work in this area.
Hall 2
Building Resilience
Growth mindset is a simple idea that can be used to help build resilience. A growth mindset allows young people and adults to be open to challenges, see mistakes as part of the learning process and understand that talents and abilities are not fixed but can be developed through hard work. By having a growth mindset culture children are more likely to achieve their full potential. This session will explain the theory behind growth mindset, how the principles can be used to help build resilience, and look at practical examples of where Quality Improvement methodology has been used to bring a growth mindset culture to a school.
Dochart 1 & 2
Pupil Equity Funding
Following the introduction of Pupil Equity in April this year, this session will provide an opportunity to hear more about the policy itself together with evidence based implementation examples incorporating improvement methodology to help use it effectively.
Carron 1 & 2
15:50 - 16:00TRANSITION TO MAIN HALLHall 2
16:00 - 17:00Adverse childhood experiences and working together to build resilience
Hall 2
17:00 - 17:05Summary of the day and close Hall 2

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