Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Lead Scotland is very pleased to have become an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that Lead Scotland voluntarily pays the living wage to all its employees and sub-contractors. The minimum wage, as set by the Government, is at present £7.83 an hour whereas the living wage, the amount calculated on what employees and their families require […]

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Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2018

Blog post – Tick the box!

Disabled. It’s a loaded word, and it’s not one all disabled people identify with. But ultimately, if you want to get off to a good start at college or university, it can pay to make peace with that word and tick the disability box on your application form.  In my job running a helpline for […]

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Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2018

Minimum age to volunteer with Lead Scotland now 16 years old

2018 is the Year of Young People and to coincide with Volunteers Week on the 1st of June to the 7th of June, Lead Scotland is proud to announce that we have lowered the age limit someone can volunteer with us, from 18 to 16 years old. CEO Emma Whitelock has said, “Lowering the minimum […]

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Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2018

Annual Review 2016-2017

We have recently published our annual review for 2016-2017 and are pleased to be able to share this with you. Here are some of our highlights from 2016/2017: 307 learners empowered to improve their lives through education and volunteering, which is a ten per cent increase from last year. When tracked six months after closure, […]

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Posted: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Family learning for closing the attainment gap

Family learning for closing the attainment gap – practitioner voices event, Dundee University 26th May 2017 My question for attendees is: How well are we listening to, are involving and can evidence clear participation of parents with a disabled child and disabled parents in the drive to support their child’s education attainment?” I’m the Chair of the […]

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Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Lead’s CEO at 2016 UNESCO conference, Paris

I had the enormous privilege of giving a presentation and being part of a panel session on the subject of, “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?” at the 2016 International UNESCO conference, “The challenge of the digital revolution for Non Government Organisations (NGOs)”.  Check out the conference programme for 12th to 14th December in Paris and tweets #ICNGO2016. One […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Lead Scotland’s CEO to talk at International UNESCO Conference in Paris

Our CEO, Emma Whitelock will be involved in a presentation and panel session, “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?” at the international UNESCO conference “The challenge of the digital revolution for Non Government Organisations” being held on the 12th to 14th December in Paris. Every day more new e-learning opportunities become available across […]

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Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2016

Board Director with Fundraising Experience – Volunteer Vacancy

Lead Scotland Board Director Needed – Can You Help? Lead Scotland is looking for a new board member to join our team. We are keen to recruit an individual with a background in fundraising. Lead Scotland is at the beginning of a journey with fundraising and this is a great time to join us and […]

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Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Off to college, can’t Wait!!

This quarter Amy, one of our Learning Coordinators, had the pleasure of working with a 50 year old gentleman with severe learning difficulties. The learner was at a low point in his life where he had little to do and felt he had been brushed off multiple times by other services throughout the city. The […]

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Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Celebrating Success with Emma

Celebrating success with Emma Sinkins who achieved her Adult Achievement Award from NewBattle Abbey College recently are Learning Co-ordinator, Barbara Taylor (left) and Helen Henderson, Senior Day Centre Officer at Ellon Resource Centre (right). Smiles all round as they enjoyed some Scottish sunshine too! Emma is enjoying being involved in a number of volunteering opportunities […]

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Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016