Professional Learning opportunities at Education Scotland

A particular focus at the heart of Education Scotland’s work is Professional Learning and Leadership for Scotland’s educators.

Education Scotland had to ensure practitioners in Scotland continued to be able to access supportive and responsive learning during this education recovery year. Keen to provide educators with relevant and appropriate content offering the latest opinions, thought pieces and case studies, all professional learning activities were collated into a single accessible area for ease of access. In order to keep the conversation going, Education Scotland published regular articles featuring news, announcements and events from the team as well as from selected contributors.

All of the programmes on offer for practitioners to support Scotland’s children and young people were moved to being delivered remotely in line with Government regulations. To help with any queries, a comprehensive set of FAQs were developed and regularly updated on the website.

One example of professional learning that Education Scotland offers is the ‘Excellence in Headship Stretch’ programme which uses the theme of collaboration in its core values.

This course has head teachers across Scotland participating in a new year-long learning programme which focuses on collaborative working and strengthening leadership skills.

In addition to the scheduled programme of professional learning sessions, participants will also get the chance to work with Education Scotland, CERG and Scottish Government lead specialists. The group of head teachers will present their findings and recommendations to education professionals and stakeholders in August.

Four exciting programmes starting in July this year - Into Headship, Towards Headship, In Headship and the Teacher Leadership Programme are leading-edge courses available for teachers who either wish to progress to becoming a head teacher or for existing heads to further their professional learning.

Through these programmes, our experienced teachers can grow and progress their professional learning – developing further skills in learning, teaching and leading which will, in turn, benefit children and young people in Scotland.

All four courses are funded by the Scottish Government and, at present, are delivered online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are looking for a new career commitment to specialise and progress within your role, please get in touch with Education Scotland.

Professional Learning Programmes