SLS Professional Learning

A wide range of Professional Learning courses covering a variety of themes responsive to the needs of school leaders, bursars and business managers in Scotland. SLS Professional Learning  provides the most up to date information and advice, tailored to the latest initiatives, policy changes and new priorities.

 

 

All our events are open to members and non members.

Latest Professional Learning Events

SLS Professional Learning Programme 2019-2020

Our programme for the session ahead comprises a series of one day Seminars and a 2 Day National Education Conference at St Andrews in November 2019 & 2020. The aim of the programme is to support our members, namely Head Teachers, Depute Head Teachers, Principal Teachers and Business Managers.

The overarching aim for professional learning is to develop and enhance knowledge, expertise and skill and to develop professionalism.  This should impact positively on the learning experiences and outcomes of young people.  Professional learning should identify the importance of leadership of and for learning to create the culture and ethos of learning. (GTCS Professional Learning Model).

 SLS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS

The SLS Professional Learning programme offers high quality experiences, the vast majority of which are delivered  by senior leaders in secondary schools who bring their knowledge and practice of a theme to share with the other senior leaders.  The programme also includes input from other key partners such as Scottish Government, Education Scotland and SDS and is reviewed annual to ensure that it best meets the needs of senior leaders in the ever changing and challenging educational landscape.  Events are designed to encourage collaboration and take an approach to practice.  The offer relevant and professional learning opportunities at a cost which is sustainable and justifiable within school budgets.

As the major leadership organisation representing middle and senior leaders in Scottish secondary schools we are committed to providing a programme which continues to enhance the capacity of school leaders and their schools to deliver the best outcomes for our young people.  An number of our events have been accredited by The Scottish Centre for Educational Leadership (SCEL).

All our CPD Events are open to non members.

Supporting Staff to Support Senior Phase Learners
Starts On:
September 04, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
September 04, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Practical advice for PT's Pastoral/DHT's Pupil Support to help them advise learners make appropriate choices in the senior phase and for their destination beyond school.

Input from Widening Access; SDS; College and University.

Managing Difficult Situations
Starts On:
September 11, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
September 11, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Up to date and highly practical information and advice to help senior leaders be fully prepared to deal with and manage a wide range of difficult situations. 

 

Preparing for Inspection
Starts On:
September 25, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
September 25, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Practical advice on ensuring that you are ready for inspection.  Following a strategic overview from a member of HMIe, practitioners will give detailed advice on what inspectors look for within each QI.

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Revisiting BGE
Starts On:
October 02, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
October 02, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

This event is ideally suited to school leaders, particularly those with responsibility for curricular planning.

Offering delegates an opportunity to hear from Education Scotland about current thinking on  Broad General Education. 

Professor Mark Priestly delivers a thought-provoking workshop before input from two schools offering different BGE models. 

Event open to everyone.

Please note our cancellation policy.  Any cancellations made within 7 days will be chargeable.

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Business Manager Seminar
Starts On:
October 23, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
October 23, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

An opportunity for Business Managers to come together and discuss issues such as planning their own professional earning; HR; GDPR; digital technologies and managing funding including fundraising.

 

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Empowering Family Learning
Starts On:
November 20, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
November 20, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Looking at the implications of QI 2.5 Family Learning.  Input on each of the themes of engaging in learning; early intervention & prevention and quality of family learning programmes.

Schools commended for their practice will share their experiences. 

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A Mentally Healthy School
Starts On:
December 04, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
December 04, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

With well-being underpinning a young persons ability to achieve success, this event brings together speakers sharing different approaches being taken to support mental health.  In addition to these sessions we will explore how to keep staff mentally healthy. 

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Next Steps - Career Pathways
Starts On:
January 15, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
July 17, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Hearing first hand the implications of the recent report Career Pathways for Scottish teachers.  Aspiring and existing senior leaders will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with experienced senior leaders

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Building a Digital School
Starts On:
February 19, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
February 19, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

How to develop a culture of digital transformation.  Input from Education Scotland, Google for Education,  A Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert and two schools leading the way in digital innovation.

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Leadership of Learning
Starts On:
February 26, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
February 26, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Looking at the implications for QI 1.2 Leadership of Learning as being the responsibility of staff at all levels.  Input from classroom teachers, PT's , DHT and HT sharing practical approaches to improve outcomes for learners.

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Planning, Tracking and Monitoring
Starts On:
March 11, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
March 11, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
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Taking a closer look at the theme within QI2.3.  Practitioners will share strategies which ensure learners are fully involved in planning learning.  Hear how best to use data for planning, tracking & monitoring purposes and how to use effectively interventions to improve outcomes for all learners.

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Included, Engaged & Involved
Starts On:
April 22, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
April 22, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Hearing from a range of schools on how to keep learners engaged and involved in the life of the school.  Hear how to become a Restorative School, developing a culture of positive relationships across the whole learning community. 

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Headteachers' Charter
Starts On:
April 29, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
April 29, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Focusing on the key areas from the publication A Headteachers' Charter for School Empowerment.  Leading learning & teaching, empowering the learning community and making the best use of the schools resources. 

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Senior Phase Provision
Starts On:
May 06, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 06, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
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How to develop a senior phase curriculum which meets the needs of all learners.  Hear from schools with different curricular models looking to support learners to achieve qualifications to the highest level; to support to reach a positive and sustained destination and develop skills for learning, life and work. 

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What's Hot
Starts On:
May 20, 2020
9:30 am
Ends On:
July 18, 2019
3:30 pm
£140.00
Event Information

Picking up on the current hot topic or exploring any of the previous issues/events of 2019/2020

More details will follow in the new term

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Summer Event
Starts On:
May 27, 2020
3:00 pm
Ends On:
May 27, 2020
3:30 pm
£140.00
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More details to follow 

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