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New on the Framework: Two professional learning opportunities from Place2Be

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership is delighted to announce the addition of two newly endorsed programmes from Place2Be to the Framework for Educational Leadership.

Mental health champions – class teacher (Developing the mentally healthy classroom) is a programme that provides teachers with an opportunity to reflect on their practice and to consider how to improve their professional skills and knowledge in the area of mental health provision. Participants gain practical knowledge and skills that they can apply in the classroom to achieve a better understanding of child development and feel better equipped with practical skills and strategies to support children. The programme is aimed at class teachers wishing to develop in the area of mental health.

Mental health champions – school leader (Developing the school mental health strategy) is a programme designed to support school leaders to champion mental health and emotional wellbeing within their establishment. Participants will build their capability to understand and respond to the mental health needs within their school and community, undertake an audit of their existing mental health policy and practice, devise a school strategy to address areas for improvement and become the lead person for mental health in school and on making effective referrals.

More information on the programmes can be found on the Framework for Educational Leadership and if you are interested in participating in a Leadership Academy, please contact Frances Griffin at

Interested in having your programme endorsed by SCEL?

Our endorsement process is designed to deliver coherence and structure to the wide and increasingly expansive leadership professional learning landscape by quality assuring, supporting and brokering provider delivered professional learning linked to the Framework for Educational Leadership.

A programme that has been endorsed by SCEL has demonstrated that it is informed by the Model of Professional Learning and links effectively to relevant GTCS Professional Standards giving those who commission programmes comfort that they are engaging with high-quality experiences for participants which have a long-term positive impact on leadership development.

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