What we do

We support teachers and practitioners to make a difference in the classroom, school and wider community through access to innovative and quality leadership development programmes and activities.

Leadership development programmes

Our innovative, high quality leadership programmes help ensure teachers and early years practitioners have all the right learning and development opportunities to make a real difference to the outcomes for children and young people.

Download and view the full suite of SCEL leadership learning programmes from the links below

SCEL - Suite of programmes (One page PDF)
SCEL - Suite of programmes (brochure)

Teacher Leadership

For post-probation classroom teachers
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Into Middle Leadership in Schools

A resource for middle leaders
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Towards Headship

For those already awarded the Standard for Headship
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Into Headship

For aspiring head teachers
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In Headship

For new head teachers
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Excellence in Headship

For head teachers with two years experience or more
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For head teachers with five years experience or more
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Leading Systems Change

For those in senior leadership roles in Scottish Education
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International Enquiries

We receive requests from educational practitioners and organisations from countries across the world.

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Our Framework

The Framework for Educational Leadership supports improvements in Scottish education by developing high performing leaders equipped for leadership and management in challenging and changing times.

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