Can you support our teacher leadership programme?

The SCEL Teacher Leadership Programme supports and challenges teachers to become more confident in leading classroom practice and is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to improve their teacher leadership capabilities and make a significant difference in their classroom.

If you’re a teacher with experience of practitioner enquiry – or of supporting the professional learning of colleagues through practitioner enquiry – then you can get involved in the programme as a critical friend or a programme tutor.

Critical friends use their prior experience to support a group of participants in their learning through regular online contributions to reflective journals of the participants in their group. The critical friend role is undertaken on a voluntary basis and provides an opportunity for teachers to develop their understanding and skills of supporting peers in their professional learning.

Programme tutors use their significant experience of supporting professional learning to support a regional group of programme participants and critical friends and will be employed by SCEL on a part time basis.

The professional learning training for these groups will be held in May 2017 and the programme will commence in August 2017.


We are holding an online information session (hosted by Fearghal Kelly, Lead Specialist at SCEL) where you can find out more about becoming a critical friend or programme tutor on the first cohort of the programme.


Register for information session


How do I get involved?

At this time we are accepting expressions of interest from interested teachers with the relevant previous experience to participate in the professional learning required to be a critical friend or programme tutor.


Find out more and register interest