Additional opportunity to join the Excellence in Headship programme for Scotland’s head teachers

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership is delighted to announce a further opportunity for 160 experienced school leaders to participate in the Excellence in Headship programme.

Excellence in Headship is a new leadership professional learning programme for head teachers who have been in post for two years or more and launched in May this year.

It is designed to provide flexibility for head teachers to build their own learning pathway, enabling them to engage in several key areas of learning over an academic session including critical self-awareness, leadership of learning, leading systems change, organisational effectiveness and working beyond the school with community champions.

Gillian Hamilton, CEO, SCEL said:

“Excellence in Headship provides an ongoing, annual offering of innovative leadership professional learning opportunities for Scotland’s head teachers and we are delighted to be able to welcome an additional 160 participants to this exciting new programme.

“Head teachers have a vital role in building staff capacity and leading learning in their schools – ensuring that Scotland’s young people have the best possible learning opportunities and we are looking forward to supporting them as they engage in this significant leadership learning opportunity.”

Structured around six core themes, the programme begins with theme one – an induction event focused on critical self-awareness – where participants consider their own leadership practise through a combination of discussion, collaborative activities and specialist input.

Four induction events taking place between October and December in Dundee, Stirling, Inverness and Glasgow will each be attended by up to 40 head teachers and we look forward to welcoming them to the programme.

Find out more about Excellence in Headship