Aberdeenshire is trailblazing a new approach to Glow training that gives pupils the skills to train their peers.
Currently busy training staff in six primary schools, Glow mentors in Aberdeenshire will soon turn their attention to training pupils. Aberdeenshire is the first local authority to create a detailed plan for training ‘Glow bugs’ – pupil Glow Mentors.
Since starting its Glow rollout, Aberdeenshire has invested in five technology support officers, who have gathered together a team of 40 mentors. After summer, the team will begin Glow’s rollout in two pilot academies. They will train up 160 pioneers from primary and secondary schools, who will continue their work.
Following the busy summer activities, Aberdeenshire will have amassed a team of five support officers, 40 mentors and 160 pioneers. With this impressive support team in place, they will turn their attention to providing training material for Glow bugs. These Glow bugs will have the knowledge and skills to train their classroom peers, creating real momentum at every level of pedagogy.
Find out more about Glow in Aberdeenshire.