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MODEL OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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TEACHER LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME SUPPORTING TEACHER LEADERSHIP

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COLLABORATIVE MIDDLE LEADERSHIP POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MIDDLE LEADERSHIP

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SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP INTO HEADSHIP TOWARDS HEADSHIP IN HEADSHIP EXCELLENCE IN HEADSHIP

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LEADING SYSTEMS CHANGE EVOLVING SYSTEMS THINKING

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Strengthening leadership capacity Education Scotland now has an enhanced remit which includes professional learning and leadership, providing clarity and coherence to the national landscape. As part of Education Scotland, the Scottish College for Educational Leadership offers leadership professional learning programmes, resources and networks for all educators in Scotland. At every stage of your career, we'll connect you to the right people and programmes to develop and grow your leadership capacity and help you engage with the most relevant and inspiring learning and development opportunities from Scotland and beyond. All of our professional learning programmes and activities are informed by the national model for professional learning.

A new model for partnership working Professional learning must focus on the education professional as a learner and how this is related to and impacts upon the learning of children and young people. Professional learning should be: â–ś Challenging, and develop thinking, knowledge, skills and understanding â–ś Underpinned by developing skills of enquiry and criticality â–ś Interactive, reflective and involve learning with and from others. Professional learning is informed and supported by professional standards and education policy. Leadership of and for learning is essential to ensure it is well supported, promoted and sustained.

As an education professional, you will engage in professional learning to stimulate your thinking and professional knowledge and to ensure your practice is critically informed and up-to-date. The national model of professional learning identifies the key principles of effective learning that will build capacity and promote collaborative practices. It outlines the kind of learning that will empower you and enable you to best meet the needs of learners.

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Teacher leadership TEACHER LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

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Who is it for? Designed for all post-probation teachers in Scotland, you’ll benefit most from this programme if you wish to develop leadership of learning and teaching in your context.

Recruitment

What’s involved?

January to March

The programme helps you develop against the GTCS Standard for Career Long Professional Learning and become more confident in leading learning for children and young people.

Learning

Learning throughout the programme is primarily accessed online through Glow, and you’ll be supported and challenged by a group of peers in or near your local authority as well as a programme tutor and critical friends.

Duration

The central feature of your learning comes from undertaking a practitioner enquiry into an aspect of your own teaching and learning practice. You’ll also attend one regional induction event and one national event so you can learn and share in person. 6

August to June

10 months


SUPPORTING TEACHER LEADERSHIP

KEY DATES

Who is it for? Designed for teachers with significant experience in practitioner enquiry, you’ll benefit most from this programme if you wish to support colleagues to take an enquiring approach to their practice.

Recruitment

What’s involved?

Flexible

This programme supports you to work collaboratively, using your prior experience of practitioner enquiry to develop approaches to supporting teacher leadership. You'll then plan and implement an approach in your context.

Learning

Throughout the programme you'll be supported to reflect upon, share your learning and also explore becoming a facilitator of future SCEL activities.

Flexible Duration 6 months

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COLLABORATIVE MIDDLE LEADERSHIP Who is it for? Collaborative Middle Leadership supports middle leaders to enhance and develop practical aspects of their role. You’ll benefit most from this programme if you wish to engage in professional learning with your peers and members of your senior leadership team within your own educational establishment or across a learning community.

What’s involved? As a middle leadership team within an establishment or wider community you will engage in a variety of workshops and online learning activities which have been designed to suit your context. The programme is initially commissioned by the senior leadership team and is planned in conjunction with the middle leadership team to identify key development priorities which the workshops and online resources will support. You'll work collaboratively with peers and engage in professional dialogue and activities based upon the key roles of middle leadership. Each workshop consists of a preparatory activity, a 1-hour engagement session and follow up activities and reflection with the aim that the learning is continual, flexible and self sustaining.

KEY DATES This programme is flexible to suit the needs of your context

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Middle leadership POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MIDDLE LEADERSHIP Who is it for? Established middle leaders and those aspiring to middle leadership roles.

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What’s involved? You will work towards 60 credits at SCQF level 11 with one of our partner universities, gaining a postgraduate certificate in middle leadership. This can be a stand alone programme or a preparatory and progressive step towards the Into Headship element of the Specialist Qualification for Headship Masters Pathway. Programmes reference relevant professional standards.

As per each university term dates and time scales

You will take part in professional, practice-based learning enabling your experience to be contextualised to your individual circumstances.

THE SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP MASTERS PATHWAY The Specialist Qualification for Headship is delivered in partnership with universities and consists of three elements:

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Each element awards 60 credits of a 180 credit Masters pathway at SCQF level 11. They can be taken as standalone qualifications or as part of the Masters pathway.

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School leadership KEY DATES

INTO HEADSHIP Who is it for?

Recruitment January to March Learning June to September Duration 12/18 months

Designed for aspiring head teachers, you’ll benefit most from this programme if you are looking to become a head teacher within two to three years.

What’s involved? Into Headship is Scotland’s national qualification for headship. The programme includes a 60-credit postgraduate qualification at SCQF level 11 which forms part of the Specialist Qualification for Headship Masters Pathway. It is delivered through a combination of taught elements, practice based learning, directed study, national conferences, mentoring and collaborative tasks. Into Headship is delivered in partnership with universities and local authorities and is focused on developing your strategic leadership capacity. You will be supported to develop practice in the use of critical enquiry and reflection to evaluate and strengthen the impact of your practice on your school as you design and initiate a strategic change initiative. On successful completion of the programme, you’ll also be awarded the Standard for Headship.

TOWARDS HEADSHIP If you already hold the Standard for Headship and have taken a break in your learning, the Towards Headship programme will support you if you're now looking to take on a head teacher role as your next step. 10


KEY DATES

IN HEADSHIP Who is it for?

January to March

Designed for new head teachers normally within the first two years of headship, In Headship is a 60-credit postgraduate qualification at SCQF level 11 and the final part of the Masters pathway.

Learning

What’s involved?

June to September

In Headship builds on academic and professional learning gained through the successful completion of Into Headship (or SQH/ FRH) and helps deepen your understanding, application and evaluation of the GTCS Standard for Headship in practice.

Recruitment

Duration 12/18 months

Underpinned by a focus on professional problem solving and school improvement, the programme helps you critically reflect on your transition to headship. You'll be supported to recognise, understand and adapt to the complex challenges and opportunities of headship, facilitate school and system improvement and understand the significance of strategic and system leadership in driving change and improvement. You'll learn through a combination of taught elements, practice based learning, directed study, two national residential events, collaborative tasks and engagement with a critical colleague.

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EXCELLENCE IN HEADSHIP Who is it for?

This programme runs throughout the academic year

The Excellence in Headship programme supports head teachers who have been in post for two years or more. You’ll benefit most if you wish to build on your professional experience and strengthen and expand your school leadership skills.

What’s involved? Excellence in Headship provides an annual offer of leadership professional learning opportunities in a range of formats which include: opportunities for collaborative learning, cross-system learning, coaching and mentoring, network development, international knowledge exchange and engagement with online learning. The programme will evolve on an annual basis with the objective that it remains relevant throughout the professional career of a head teacher.

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Excellence in Headship is structured around a range of core themes: ▶ leadership and critical self-awareness (programme induction) ▶ leadership of learning ▶ values based leadership ▶ people and partners ▶ leading systems change ▶ organisational effectiveness. The programme begins with a residential induction on leadership and critical self-awareness where you will join fellow head teachers from across Scotland and engage in learning which has a focus on building collaborative networks and increasing leadership self-awareness. Following the induction residential, you will choose from a range of professional learning opportunities within the remaining five Excellence in Headship themes. Learning under each theme is supported by a range of masterclasses, residential events and online learning activities available through the Framework for Educational Leadership. 13


System leadership LEADING SYSTEMS CHANGE Who is it for? This programme is for system leaders in Scottish education at local authority and national level. You’ll benefit most from this programme if you want to develop a deeper understanding of systems level working.

What’s involved? This programme supports the twin aims of excellence and equity through a whole-systems approach to developing integrated leadership. It prepares those working in public services in general, and education services in particular, for the increasingly diverse and complex challenges encountered when undertaking system leadership roles. Learning includes up to four twoday participatory events as well as collaborative peer development.

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Recruitment takes place at various points throughout the year Duration 6 months

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EVOLVING SYSTEMS THINKING Who is it for? The Evolving Systems Thinking programme is for school and system leaders with a remit for curriculum and pedagogical developments. You’ll benefit most from this programme if you wish to explore how school and system leaders can work collaboratively to promote school effectiveness.

What’s involved? Evolving Systems Thinking supports you to develop systemic perspectives and strategies with a focus on improving outcomes for children and young people. The programme provides you with knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches to develop new capacities and cultures for professional learning. Throughout this programme, you will work collaboratively with colleagues to enhance and extend your own skills and participate in a collaborative enquiry. Evolving Systems Thinking consists of six modules which are delivered over three residential learning events and includes an engaging mix of theory, practice, collaborative learning, face to face and online learning and engagement.

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Recruitment takes place at various points throughout the year Duration 6 months

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DID YOU KNOW? ✓ Access is free for all teachers and leaders of early learning in Scotland ✓ You can register using your work email address or Glow login ✓ You can engage with the learning activities from a desktop, tablet, or mobile device at a place and time that suits you 16


The Framework for Educational Leadership The SCEL Framework for Educational Leadership is an online learning resource which supports professional learning in leadership for education professionals at all stages of their careers.

KEY FEATURES ▶ The Framework is home to professional learning activities, resources, research and access to leadership development programmes in Scotland. ▶ Choose your learning from six aspects of educational leadership: leading learning, change, collaboration, self and others, self evaluation and culture. ▶ Download a summary of your learning in a document which you can add to your professional learning record. ▶ The Framework can be used as a basis for productive Professional Review and Development (PRD) and Professional Update discussions. ▶ All learning activities are informed by the model of professional learning (page 4) and are mapped to the professional standards of the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Framework is designed to be used flexibly to best suit your needs: Independent learning Through the learning activities on the Framework, you can engage with professional learning at teacher, middle, school and system leadership levels, at a pace, place and time of your choosing. Collaborative learning Groups of staff, such as teacher learning communities, departments, or teams can work through learning activities together using the reflective questions as a focus for discussion. Leading professional learning of others You can support the professional learning of others using appropriate learning activities to address next steps in professional development. Activities can be used to lead professional learning with staff groups.

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The Framework for Educational Leader ship is an invaluable tool for lifelong professional learning. It’s a wealth of free, up to date informa tion that you can use to dev elop yourself – being able to record everything you do makes tracking your learning really eas y. Emma Dudley Carradale Primary Sch ool

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