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

Join us for these latest additions to our professional learning programme.

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 normally 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.
Preparing for a Headteacher's Post - all you need to know!
Starts On:
April 26, 2021
2:30 pm
Ends On:
April 26, 2021
4:00 pm
£35.00
Event Information

Are you an aspiring headteacher with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding required to lead strategic change within a school community ? Find out more at this event aimed at Depute Headteachers who are thinking about the next step in their Leadership journey.
We are delighted to have input from recently appointed Head Teachers from a range of settings and contexts to share their thoughts on :
Motivations for applying for the post of Head Teacher and for moving from one Head Teacher post to another; Professional learning and Personal experiences carried out in preparation for applying; what network supports recently appointed Head Teachers had prior to their appointment; the actual process of submitting applications/interviews and hear about the many and varied experiences and challenges now that they are in post ?
Presenters are :
Pauline Carr, Head Teacher Shawlands Academy, started in January 2020
Stuart Clark, Head Teacher Mearns Castle High School, since August 2020 having previously been Head Teacher at Port Glasgow High School. Craig Paterson, Head Teacher Alness Academy, started January 2021
and
Jemma Playfair, Head Teacher at Kinlochleven High School since November 2020.

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Preparing for a Depute Headteacher’s post - all you need to know !
Starts On:
April 29, 2021
2:30 pm
Ends On:
April 29, 2021
4:00 pm
£35.00
Event Information

Are you an aspiring depute headteacher with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding required to effect change within a school community ? Does your own learning impact on the learning of others ? Find out more at this event aimed at Principal Teachers who are thinking about the next step in their Leadership journey.
We are delighted to have input from recently appointed Depute Head Teachers from a range of settings and contexts to share their thoughts on :
Motivations for applying for the post of Depute Head Teacher; Professional learning and Personal experiences carried out in preparation for applying; what network supports recently appointed Despute Head Teachers had prior to their appointment; the actual process of submitting applications/interviews and hear about the many and varied experiences and challenges now that they are in post ?
Presenters are :
Danielle Hawkins, Depute Head Teacher Douglas Academy, started in January 2020
Craig Ross, Depute Head Teacher Prestwick Academy, since April 2019
Stephen Small, Depute Head Teacher at Deans Community High School, started in November 2020 and David Welsh, Depute Head Teacher Glenrothes High School, since December 2020

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Preparing for a Principal Teacher’s post - all you need to know !
Starts On:
May 05, 2021
2:30 pm
Ends On:
May 05, 2021
4:00 pm
£35.00
Event Information

Are you an aspiring principal teacher ready to take on a curricular or pastoral responsibility ? Are you looking at the GTCS Standard for Leadership and Management ?
We are delighted to have input from recently appointed Principal Teachers both curricular and pastoral to share their thoughts on :
Motivations for applying for the post of Principal Teacher; Implications and reality of moving from the post of Principal Teacher in one school to taking on a Faculty in another; Professional learning and Personal experiences carried out in preparation for applying; what network supports the recently appointed Principal Teachers had prior to their appointment; the actual process of submitting applications/interviews and hear about the many and varied experiences and challenges now that they are in post ?
Presenters are :
Ian Vosser, Faculty Head of Technologies at Braes High School since August 2020, previously Principal Teacher of Technologies at Larkhall Academy
Lynsey Stewart-Young, Principal Teacher of Biology/Curriculum leader at Dalkeith High school and Murray Redford & Jayne Samson, both Pastoral Principal Teachers at Grove Academy, started December 2020.

 

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Call us on 0141 404 2792 to discuss your Continuing Professional Development needs.

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