SLS Professional Development

A wide range of CPD courses covering a variety of themes responsive to the needs of school leaders, bursars and business managers in Scotland. SLS CPD 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 CPD Events

SLS Professional Development Programme 2018-2019

Our programme for the session ahead comprises a series of one day Seminars, a Full Day Summer Conference in June 2019 and a 2 Day National Education Conference ‘Improving through Collaboration’ in November 2018. The aim of the programme is to support our members, namely Head Teachers, Depute Head Teachers, Principal Teachers and Business Managers. This support focuses on a number of approaches:

  • Key Educational priorities both current and recurring e.g. Attainment; and Inspection
  • The challenges of senior and middle leadership and management
  • Building leadership capacity

Leadership – 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. We are also currently in discussion with the Scottish Centre for Educational Leadership (SCEL) to gain accreditation of some of our events leading towards the Into Headship programme.

All our CPD Events are open to non members.

Business Manager Seminar
Starts On:
October 24, 2018
9:30 am
Ends On:
October 24, 2018
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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Providing an opportunity to share practice and experience and to focus on the key role of Business Managers within Senior Leadership Teams.

With workshops to discuss issues common to delegates which in turn will create the opportunity to meet informally with colleagues from other schools.

Business Manager Seminar
Wednesday 24 October 2018
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PEF - What difference does PEF make to the young people in my school?
Starts On:
November 14, 2018
9:30 am
Ends On:
November 14, 2018
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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And event which is suitable for all School Leaders.

The Focus of this event covers 18 months into the support afforded schools in closing the poverty related attainment gap through PEF funding will be to demonstrate to colleagues some of the imaginative approaches taken to achieving direct impact on learning and hence attainment.

Presenters will also discuss strategies employed in monitoring the effectiveness of school-based initiatives in closing the gap.

PEF - What difference does PEF make to the young people in my school?
Wednesday 14 November 2018
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Tracking and Monitoring - The Shifting Scene
Starts On:
December 05, 2018
9:30 am
Ends On:
December 05, 2018
3:30 pm
Radisson Blu, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
£140.00
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This event will provide all colleagues with an insight into how data can and should be used in monitoring and tracking young peoples’ learning.

Tracking and Monitoring - The Shifting Scene
Wednesday 05 December 2018
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Inspection Update
Starts On:
January 16, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
January 16, 2019
3:30 pm
Radisson Red, Glasgow G3 8HL
£140.00
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How to prepare for a positive inspection and what sort of things inspectors are looking for.

Ensure you have the right evidence for each of the QI’s and advice from recently inspected schools who achieved very good/excellent for each of the QI’s.

 

Inspection Update
Wednesday 16 January 2019
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NIF - Literacy
Starts On:
February 20, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
February 20, 2019
3:30 pm
Doubletree Hilton, Dundee DD2 5JT
£140.00
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NIF - Literacy
Wednesday 20 February 2019
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NIF - Numeracy
Starts On:
February 27, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
February 27, 2019
3:30 pm
Radisson Blu, Edinburgh EH1 1TH
£140.00
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NIF - Numeracy
Wednesday 27 February 2019
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NIF - Health & Wellbeing
Starts On:
March 13, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
March 13, 2019
3:30 pm
Radisson Red, Glasgow G3 8HL
£140.00
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NIF - Health & Wellbeing
Wednesday 13 March 2019
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BGE Revisited
Starts On:
May 01, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 01, 2019
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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This event is ideally suited to school leaders, particularly those with responsibility for curricular planning.

  • To provide high level national guidance on the expectations of schools in regard of learning within and through BGE.
  • The school practitioners will exemplify imaginative approaches developed in schools from varied backgrounds across Scotland.
  • The challenges and opportunities presented by the national vision will be made clear through real life school experience.
  • There will be significant opportunities to share experiences and questions with colleagues
BGE Revisited
Wednesday 01 May 2019
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Preparing PT's for DHT and DHT's to HT's
Starts On:
May 08, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 08, 2019
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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Are you an aspiring DHT or HT?  This is an extremely useful and informative event for those looking to their next step.

 We will be looking at raising awareness of how to be successful in your application for your next post.

 We will provide you with an insight into addressing the challenges of senior leadership successfully.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with experienced school leaders at all levels and gain practical help through case studies/workshops.

 This event gives you the ideal opportunity to form professional networks with colleagues from other schools.

Preparing PT's for DHT and DHT's to HT's
Wednesday 08 May 2019
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Current Issues
Starts On:
May 22, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 22, 2019
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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Exploring the current hot topics - full details to follow 

Current Issues
Wednesday 22 May 2019
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Summer Conference 2019
Starts On:
May 29, 2019
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 29, 2019
3:30 pm
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
£140.00
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Summer Conference 2019
Wednesday 29 May 2019
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