Scotland’s educational leaders celebrate at award ceremony

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership was proud to join forces with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) to host an awards ceremony today, celebrating the achievement of Scotland’s newest cohort of educational leaders.

Held at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh, the event saw over 100 teachers awarded the Standard for Headship and nine teachers awarded SCEL Fellowship.

Amongst the cohort of teachers receiving the Standard for Headship are the first participants of Into Headship – a postgraduate programme delivered in partnership with local authorities and universities, supporting those aspiring to headship to develop the necessary skills required for the strategic role of a head teacher.

The nine head teachers awarded SCEL Fellowship today will join a growing community of SCEL Fellows who are champions for leadership and the education profession and who continue to develop their understanding of system leadership for the direct benefit of our children and young people.

Gillian Hamilton, CEO, SCEL said:

“It’s a huge privilege to present the award of Fellowship and to celebrate the success of everyone receiving the Standard for Headship today.

“It’s great to be celebrating in the knowledge that these leaders are using their learning to improve the outcomes of our children and young people.

“From our engagement with teachers on the Into Headship and Fellowship programmes, we know how much hard work and dedication they have invested in being here today and for that, I want to say a huge thank you.”