Team SCEL at the Scottish Learning Festival

The Scottish Learning Festival returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September 2018.

We are delighted that members of the SCEL team have been invited to present over the duration of the festival. If you want to find out more about our professional learning opportunities, come along to the seminars below or pop by and say hello to us at the Education Scotland stand.

SCEL at #SLF18

Developing middle leadership – Louise Sanders and David Burgess

Middle Leaders are the key professionals in Scotland’s schools who lead the professional learning of others ensuring the best possible outcomes for young people. This session will explore the leadership of professional learning as a complex and ongoing process rather than an event. There will be discussion about how middle leaders can foster a culture of professional learning in their schools which places learners and their learning at the centre. The session will also outline the ongoing work of SCEL in developing Middle Leadership with particular reference to the Collaborative Middle Leadership Programme, the Effective Middle Leadership Theme Days and the SCEL Framework for Educational Leadership.


Supporting teacher leadership – Fearghal Kelly

How can we support teachers who have experience of practitioner enquiry to support others to develop as enquiring practitioners? In this seminar we will share the outcomes from our “Supporting Teacher Leadership” programme which aims to support teachers to use their understanding and experience of practitioner enquiry to support others.


Excellence in Headship – an annual offer of professional learning for Head Teachers in collaboration with partners; including the Columba 1400 Head Teachers’ Leadership Academy focusing on Values Based Leadership – Marie Clare Tully, Columba 1400 

This seminar will give you the opportunity to find out about the rationale, design and SCEL’s unique approach to delivering the Excellence in Headship programme, which enables Head Teachers to design their own bespoke professional learning journey through an induction residential and masterclass sessions under each of the five programme themes. A key focus of this seminar is Theme 3 Values Based Leadership which is delivered in partnership with the Columba 1400 Head Teachers’ Leadership Academy (HTLA). You will have the opportunity to hear from Head Teachers who have embarked on the programme and the HTLA and learn how their involvement has impacted upon their Head Teacher leadership development.


Professional Learning in Scotland – a new model for partnership working – Gillian Hamilton

Education Scotland’s enhanced responsibilities now include professional learning and leadership. This session will launch the new model of professional learning, developed in partnership with organisations represented on the Strategic Board for Teacher Education, and will provide opportunities to discuss how the model can be used to support professional learning at individual, school and system level.

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