SLS Professional Learning

We are delighted to announce the recommencement of SLS Professional Learning Programme.  For the foreseeable future all our events will be delivered via webinars.  

All PL events are open to members and non members.

Latest Professional Learning Events

SLS Professional Learning Programme 2021 – 2022

Your Professional Association has throughout the current extraordinary situation been conscious of the significant challenges facing schools and school leaders. Since lockdown we have endeavoured to provide members with appropriate and pertinent support, advice and guidance.

As you move back to re-establishing your school as a place where young people can feel safe and are able to regain lost learning, we feel that it is critically important that we offer members a Professional Learning Programme that is responsive to and consistent with the challenges they face on the journey to recovery.

Building on our highly successful Professional Learning programme, but conscious of the impossibility, for many reasons, certainly in the immediate term, of colleagues attending meetings physically, we will deliver Professional Learning through the medium of Webinar.

Sessions will be hosted by SLS Professional Learning Manager Eileen Young and each Webinar will last for 90 minutes starting at 2.30 in the afternoon.

The first hour will be input from the presenters during which participants will have the opportunity to submit questions which will be answered during or in the final 30 minutes of the session.

Our first event is being offered at the introductory cost of £35.

A recording of each session will be forwarded to you after the event

School Leaders Scotland is the prime provider of leadership specific professional learning in Scotland.  The quality of our programme has been established over the past 15 years and is both recognised and accredited nationally.

In September of 2019 our programme was awarded General Teaching Council Scotland’s Professional Learning Award for Organisations.  In their evaluation of our professional learning programme GTCS identified the following key features:

  • SLS clearly listens to its members and is highly responsive to the current needs of its members.
  • The professional learning programme strongly influences participants to take their learning further, facilitating opportunities for networking and collaboration.
  • SLS influences current policy and contributes to the wider landscape of Scottish Education. It actively seeks to engage with partners in education and beyond.
  • SLS offers signposts for next steps in career long professional learning.
  • High level thinking and policy.
  • The best working practice.
Future Approaches to Assessment for National Qualifications - Webinar
Starts On:
January 21, 2021
4:30 pm
Ends On:
January 21, 2021
5:30 pm
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Professor Mark Priestley of the University of Stirling was commissioned by the Scottish Government to lead an independent review of the processes through which National Qualifications were awarded in 2020 after exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. SLS is delighted that he has agreed to take part in a roundtable discussion titled Future Approaches to Assessment for National Qualifications. He will lead off with a short presentation focusing on the following:

  1. Current context – opportunities and challenges
  2. The OECD review
  3. Issues impacting on school-based assessment

after which there will be an opportunity to pose your questions to Professor Priestley and to Dr Marina Shapira, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the  University of Stirling.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO NON MEMBERS

 

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Senior Phase Provision Part 1 - (Webinar)
Starts On:
January 27, 2021
2:30 pm
Ends On:
January 27, 2021
4:00 pm
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Business Managers' Seminar - (Webinar)
Starts On:
February 03, 2021
2:30 am
Ends On:
February 03, 2021
4:30 pm
£35.00
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The work life/balance is needed now more than ever as the lines have blurred between workplace and home life. Hear about healthy habits of mind and body and how to make the most of the resources we have working from home.

Business Managers will recognise how difficult it is to 'switch off' and there is the constant temptation to check emails, sometimes way beyond working hours, especially during the pandemic.  Because of the seriousness of the current situation, as a manager, you always feel 'on call' and that can have a negative impact too.  There is an increased  frequency of online meetings.  They are held at any time, often at short notice and, although it's great that we can connect, the technical hiccups can cause added stress within your team etc.  

Gillian Hamilton (Education Scotland) and Hayley Barr (Boclair Academy) will share strategies and tools to support your personal wellbeing through this period and beyond. 

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Session with Gayle Gorman - Webinar
Starts On:
February 11, 2021
4:30 pm
Ends On:
February 11, 2021
5:30 pm
£20.00
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Following on from the Learning and Leadership sessions being held with John Swinney and Gayle Gorman on Friday 8th January, Gayle Gorman (HM Chief Inspector of Education) will host a session outlining the support Education Scotland is providing to support practitioners deliver leadership and learning in their own school and online setting. 

She will include details of the forthcoming publication : What Scotland Learned and the National e-Learning offer.

There will be an opportunity to pose your questions to Gayle.

 

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