SGA Conference

The SGA Annual Conference will be held on Saturday 17th September 2022, and will be in person at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline!

 


We hope you enjoy the programme of presenters we have lined up for you.
We recognise the difficulty that many of our delegates have in gaining funding for CPD events, and the difficulty of getting out of school during the week. Therefore, we continue to keep our costs as low as possible (£90 for early bird bookings ie immediate invoice to be paid by July 2022; £100 for SGA members and £130 for non-members). NB SGA membership is free – see our website.

Contact us by email ([email protected]) if you encounter any problems with the booking form.
We look forward to welcoming you in September.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, to see the downloadable PDF version of the Programme of the day.

To JOIN the SGA, please CLICK HERE.

We have a great selection of presenters!

Education Scotland Update

  • Tracy Johnston, Senior Education Officer for Health and Wellbeing Curriculum, Education Scotland
  • Lorna Aitken, Senior Education Officer for Inclusion, Wellbeing and Equalities, Education Scotland

Supporting LGBT+ Young People in Schools

  • Bryony Mole, LGBT Charter Development Officer, LGBT Youth (&Michelle McCartney/Jamie Herd)

          Website: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/
          Twitter: @LGBTYS

What is Visible Difference?

  • Angela Harris, Head of Devolved Nations, Changing Faces

         Website: www.changingfaces.org.uk
         Twitter: @FaceEquality @Angela_bcc

 

Northfield Matters: What We Have Learned About Integrating Suicide Prevention into the School Environment

  • Louise Penfold, Suicide Prevention Development Officer, SAMH
  • Lydia Tait, Education Support Officer, Aberdeen City Council

The Power of Mentoring

  • Dr Iain MacRitchie, MCR Pathways

         Website: https://mcrpathways.org/
         Twitter: @mcrpathways


 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE AUTOMATIC CONFIRMATION AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR BOOKING. IF YOU DO NOT, THEN THE FORM HAS NOT SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.

SGA events are organised by members of the SGA Committee. Organised by teachers for teachers, we aim to provide a range of interesting and practical presentations, designed to refresh the hard working guidance and support staff in our schools.

Our events consistently achieve an extremely high level of positive feedback from our delegates. We also strive to keep costs as low as possible, as we appreciate the difficult financial climate.


Cancellation: 

Once the invoice is sent out, a cancellation cannot be accepted. Invoice requires to be paid 28 days from date of issue. In normal circumstances, booking fees cannot be refunded, nor invoices cancelled. However, replacement personnel are welcome. Nevertheless, if you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us in advance (at least one week before the event) so that others on a waiting list may be given your place. Should someone on the waiting list replace you, your fee will be refunded following the event. In the unlikely event of the conference being cancelled, we will contact delegates about refunds / movement of booking to a future event / cancellation of invoice. If you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions, please contact the SGA PRIOR to making your booking.


If you don't like the idea of an early commute, on the Saturday morning, you can book an overnight stay. There is an on-site hotel in the grounds of Carnegie Conference Centre.

 

The Holiday Inn Express offers a range of facilities including:

  • 82 modern en-suite rooms with satellite TV
  • Free Guest parking
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Complimentary Hot Continental breakfast buffet
  • Comfortable licensed bar and lounge area with large-screen TV

Further details about the hotel can be found at www.hiexpressdunfermline.co.uk or call 01383 748220. 


Click on the map below to find location and directions.