As part of our Set the Scene: Filmmaking for Educators programme, in partnership with Centre for the Moving Image and Into Film, funded by Screen Scotland, from the start of term in August 2021, our online filmmaking CLPL strand for teachers has seen 48 teachers from 37 primary, secondary and special schools in the Southeast Improvement Collaborative of Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Scottish Borders, developed through 12 x 6 week virtual learning courses covering all aspects of filmmaking in the classroom, including development, pre production, production and post production.

Alongside a full suite of schools' filmmaking learning resources have been developed to be rolled out across all schools in the region, including a primary programme focused on second curriculum level (P4 to P7), a secondary programme aimed at third/fourth curriculum level (S1 to S3) which can also be used for senior curriculum phase (S4 to S6) for learners not studying media or related courses, and a secondary specialist programme aimed at senior curriculum phase (S4 to S6) studying media or a related subject.

The programme managed by SEE's Laura Findlay, with CLPL delivery and learning resource development by Sean Young, programme coordination by Kaitlyn Roper, and learning resource support from Brian Robinson, teacher's commented ‘each session has covered more content than I thought would be possible, and has been fairly interactive despite being delivered remotely’ also ‘I found this course really helpful in showing me how to structure a series of film making lessons through the 5 steps unique to SEE’s approach’ and ‘I’m more confident with the filmmaking app and also feel more able to manage a class on a whole project’.  

In the new year a bespoke programme focused on film learning development in schools serving SIMD 1 & 2 communities in Edinburgh will take place, including cinema engagement at Edinburgh Filmhouse, online workshops in film curation with Into Film, and online film and tv industry masterclasses.