Last Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Uplifting leadership in Inverclyde

What is this?

​This practice exemplar describes an aspect work undertaken in All Saints Primary School in Inverclyde, focused on improving leadership at all levels.  It has been developed through the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

Who is this for?

​This exemplar will be useful to all practitioners involved in primary and secondary education.


​​How to use this exemplar to improve practice?

This practice exemplar, along with reflective questions, invites you to consider Leadership within your establishment.

Beginning - In your setting, to what extent are your approaches to collegiate learning effective? Do you use an appropriate range of approaches enabling colleagues to learn with and from each other?

Emerging - Within your school, what opportunities exist for staff to build on individual skills and talents to lead improvements?

Integrated - What evidence can you share to demonstrate teacher leadership improves outcomes for learners?

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What was done?

Inverclyde council provided professional learning opportunities for primary and secondary school staff to develop their leadership knowledge, skills and practices. A series of Leadership Development Professional Learning sessions were planned, developed and delivered using Uplifting Leadership by Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris.

As the result of being selected as a Challenge Authority, Inverclyde identified this as an area for improvement, supported by Attainment Fund Scotland.

What was the impact?

Staff who attended these professional learning sessions developed their leadership knowledge and skills. They engaged in a small scale research project, focused on data literacy and closing the attainment gap. These projects were shared across the local authority.


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