Agenda Day 2

09:00 - 09:30Coffee, StoryboardsHall 1
09:30 - 09:35Welcome from Jason Leitch and overview of awards winnersHall 2
09:35 - 10:15Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney Hall 2
10:15 - 11:15CYPIC in practice - taking on the challenge for children and young people

Lesley Robertson, Manager at Langlee Early Years Centre, Scottish Borders – relationships and interventions to support families

Lesley Curran Nursery, Head Teacher at Springvale Nursery & Frances Rodman, Early Years Manager, North Ayrshire Council - ‘from small to all: parental involvement & improving early learning’

Kevin Brack, Head Teacher, Brunstane Primary School, Edinburgh – ‘quality improvement & removing the barriers to learning’

Katy Hegarty, Head Teacher; Graeme Johnston, Deputy Head Teacher, Stewarton Academy, East Ayrshire – ‘quality improvement to implement strategies for learning & the East Ayrshire approach’
Hall 2
11:15 - 12:00COFFEE & STORYBOARDSHall 1
12:00 - 13:15Quality Improvement Breakout Sessions (delegates pre-register)
Introduction 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?
Measurement planning and understanding your improvement data
In this breakout you will gain an understanding of how to identify measurements for your improvement work. This breakout will help you to develop a measurement plan, understand the use of different types of data and how to interpret your data.
Working to achieve results at scale
If you are working to deliver results at scale this breakout is for you. In this session you will hear about the experience of one locality and have the opportunity to explore strategies to help to deliver wide spread change.
Learning what works through PDSA
The role of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) is to support implementation of changes at scale. In this session you will explore how starting small, you can test and learn about what works and build towards delivery of impact for all who could benefit.
Improvement packages a tool for implementation of what works
Implementation of evidence based practice across services is a challenge for many. In this session you will hear about improvement packages as a method to support consistent delivery of improvement.
QI Tools to support improvement work
Self-evaluation and understanding you system is everyone’s business. This breakout will introduce a range of quality improvement tools which support further analysis to understand where improvement should be focused.
Gathering and presenting improvement data
Highlighting the value of tracking data over time, this session will explore a range a ways that you can analyse and present data that tracks progress towards your QI aim.
13:15 - 14:00Lunch, Storyboards, Pre-registered lunchtime seminar - Named Person and Information Sharing
14:00 - 15:00Policy Breakouts
The Scottish Attainment Challenge – closing the gap
This session will set the CYPIC in the context of the Scottish Attainment Challenge, which aims to make demonstrable progress in closing the attainment gap You will hear how authorities and schools are using Improvement Methodology to deliver the aims of the Challenge.
Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) Programme
The PACE programme aims to reduce drift and delay for looked after children in achieving permanence using a whole system approach. This session will describe the multi-agency improvement projects that are delivery improvements in authorities across Scotland.
Maternity Services
Working in partnership with the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative, the Maternity and Children Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC) spans the child’s journey from pre-birth to eighteen plus. In this session you will hear about the quality improvement work to improve outcomes for women, babies, children and families in the maternity, neonatal and paediatric healthcare settings. You will have the opportunity to consider how local work links to this improvement programme.
RCS: Re-aligning Children's Services
Realigning Children’s Services is the Scottish Government programme for public services reform in children’s services. The programme is working with Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) to support communities to make better decisions using high quality data on local need, to improve the lives of children in their area adopting a joint strategic commissioning approach. This session will focus on progress so far, share an example of an area which has used this approach and give an opportunity to discuss what this means for you in your area of work.
Leaders in organisations want to see impact on improvement priorities for children and families. In this session you will have the opportunity to explore how the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative can support delivery of this in practice and across services.
The Universal Pathway
The Scottish Government has published a new ‘Universal Health Visiting Pathway‘, which sets out the minimum core home visiting programme to be offered to all families by Health Visitors. The aim of the new pathway is to ensure consistent national services, underlining the importance of prevention and early intervention.
This session will describe the pathway and give examples of how teams are using improvement methodology to implement this in practice.
Early Learning and Childcare
By 2020 all 3 and 4 year olds and eligible two year olds will be entitled to 1140 hours of free Early Learning and Childcare. This session will explore the policy area which looks to build on the themes of quality, flexibility and accessibility and how improvement methodology could support achievement.
The National Improvement Framework
The National Improvement Framework will see new and better information gathered that will drive work to continually improve Scottish education and close the attainment gap, delivering both excellence and equity. This session will explore the framework and consider how this will be integral to the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative’s future work.
15:30 - 15.45Welcome back, summary and intro of final speakerHall 2
15:45 - 16:30Inspirational speaker - Craig Mathieson.
As head of the Polar Academy as well as having many years experience in the military and as a mountaineer, Craig has expedition experience in both Arctic and Antarctic regions. Having established ‘The Polar Academy’, a project aimed at the youth of Scotland which will instil confidence and self-belief through participation on polar expeditions.
Hall 2
16:30EVENT CLOSEHall 2

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