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New on the Framework: Two professional learning opportunities from Fife Council

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership are delighted to announce the addition of two newly endorsed programmes from Fife Council to our Framework for Educational Leadership.

The Change Leadership Programme is designed to support teacher and middle leaders to develop their understanding of aspects and models of leading a strategic change initiative (SCI).  Having recently achieved GTCS Professional Recognition, the course includes a combination of activities and learning around key pedagogical and strategic leadership qualities, such as exposure to a range of change leadership including improvement methodology models currently in use within Fife and reflected in the council’s recently amended School Improvement Guidance. Extracts from key texts will support participants as they undertake the course and these are supplemented by online articles linking current policy, research and practice.

The Teacher Leadership course considers the key aspects of collaborative enquiry and encourages reflection on what teacher leadership looks like on a daily basis. The course is designed to introduce staff to the many aspects of leadership through leading a collaborative enquiry. The course includes activities around the use of data and the planning around the information gathering stage of the enquiry as well as support around the problem formulation stage. Fife Council aim to develop staff awareness of the process and further develop the skills required for the enquiring practitioner approach that is highlighted within Teaching Scotland’s Future.

More information on the programme can be found on the Framework for Educational Leadership and if you are interested in participating please contact Rosemary Delargy 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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