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SLS Professional Learning

New events will be posted here soon.  OUr new Professional Learning Event Co-Ordinator (Allyson Dobson) is currently putting together a new and exciting programme for 2023/2024

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 2023-24

SLS is the key provider of professional learning for school leaders across Scotland. Our professional learning programme has been accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

The provision for the coming session will reflect the needs of all members with regards to current educational issues.  As in previous years, the professional learning offer will draw on the skills and experiences of current school leaders, as well as having input from our partners in the Scottish educational landscape. The programme will be published on our website and members will receive emails about upcoming events.

A hybrid approach will be taken to the delivery of professional learning events; both virtual and in-person events will be on offer throughout the session.  Both members and non-members will be welcome to attend our events.

The professional learning programme will be expanded to include other forms of professional learning as the session progresses.  Further information to follow.

Our programme is co-ordinated by Allyson Dobson, Professional Learning Events Co-ordinator.

allyson.dobson@sls-scotland.org.uk

Leading in a Crisis
Starts On:
February 27, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
February 27, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

School leaders face many complex issues on a day-to-day basis.  However, some school leaders find themselves in positions where they need to lead their school through the most challenging of circumstances, including the tragic loss of members of their communities.

 

At this event we will hear from three school leaders who have done just that.  What challenges did they face?  How did they lead their school community through crisis?  What was the lasting impact on their school communities?  What qualities and skills did they draw on?  Who did they turn to for support?

 

Join us at this event at which we will hear from Andrew Sharkey, Headteacher of St. Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Tricia Holland, Headteacher of St. Mungo’s High School in Falkirk and Lesley Elder, Headteacher of Braeview Academy in Dundee.

 

Our presenters will share their frank, and at times moving, accounts of how they faced situations for which no policy was ever written to guide them through.  This is an invaluable opportunity to learn from the experiences of well-respected colleagues with lived experience.  This online event will be introduced and chaired by Julie MacDonald, Headteacher of Nairn Academy and Immediate Past President of School Leaders Scotland.

 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

BUSINESS MANAGERS FORUM -See below for booking proceedure
Starts On:
March 24, 2023
4:00 pm
Ends On:
March 24, 2023
5:30 pm
Event Information

Thank you to those Business Managers who completed our recent survey.  The information will be invaluable as we begin to plan to support the professional learning of our Business Manager members in the future.  A short summary of the survey findings is attached. We would strongly recommend that all SLS members, including Headteachers, read this short summary document.

 

Several respondents expressed their interest in being part of a national network of Business Managers, facilitated by SLS.  To this end, we would like to invite our Business Manager members to an online Business Manager Forum to begin to discuss this and other areas of common interest.

 

There is no charge for this event

 

Business Managers - register here

The AGENDA can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Embracing MESSY Leadership - see below for booking proceedure
Starts On:
April 25, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
April 25, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

The uncommon sense of MESSY leadership and why striving to be the ‘perfect school leader’ may not be helping you.

 

School leadership is changing. Head teachers are leading in increasingly complex and uncertain environments and needing to draw on adaptive leadership expertise and collaborative approaches.

 

Global educational leadership experts, BTS Spark, conducted research during the pandemic to identify the characteristics of school leaders who were thriving despite huge uncertainties. The results described a radically different type of school leadership, ‘MESSY leadership’.

 

In this webinar, Denise Barrows, Head of BTS Spark, UK and Jean Crawford, BTS Spark Coach and Facilitator, will share key insights including the top nine challenges that education leaders are grappling with and seeking coaching support on. They will reveal the ‘uncommon sense of MESSY leadership’ – turning on its head old doctrine on what ‘effective school leadership’ entails. And they will offer some practical strategies for school leaders to trial as they free themselves up to embrace the wonderful ‘messiness’ of school leadership. Further information attached.

 

 This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

Cost of attending: £40

 

MESSY Leadership - register here

 

Leader as Coach - Middle Leaders & Business Managers
Starts On:
May 07, 2024
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 07, 2024
3:30 pm
£120.00
Event Information

n partnership with BTS Spark, we are delighted to offer full day, in-person Leader as Coach workshops.

 

The focus will be on integrating a coaching approach as a core leadership capability to support everyday powerful conversations as well as more formal performance reviews.

 

THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT AT MURRAYSHALL HOTEL, SCONE, PERTHSHIRE 

Capacity is set at 25 for each of the workshops and early registration is advised.

 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Cost of attending: £120

Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Accommodation can be arranged at a reduced rate subject to availability.

 

Good Practice in Key Quality Indicators QI 1.3
Starts On:
May 09, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
May 09, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

Join us at this event as we hear from Patricia Watson, Strategic Director – Education Scotland, HMIE colleagues and senior leaders across the country about good practice that has been identified during inspection activities.

FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Member/Non-member: £40 per session/£140 to attend all four sessions

 

Strategies for Self Harm in Schools
Starts On:
May 14, 2024
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 14, 2024
3:30 pm
£90.00
Event Information

Following on from our highly successful event in January when we heard from colleagues in Scottish Government and COSLA about the newly published Self-Harm Strategy and Action Plan, we are delighted once again to be working in partnership with Penumbra Mental Health charity. 

 

This in-person session will practical advice for those who support young people who self-harm and will be delivered by Darren Boyd, Penumbra Network Manager, and other colleagues from the charity.

 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

Lunch and all refreshments will be provided.

 

Quilter, Planning for Retirement & Pensions - see below for booking procedure
Starts On:
May 16, 2024
3:30 pm
Ends On:
May 16, 2024
5:00 pm
Free
Event Information

For further information and to book on this free webinar for members and non members, please click HERE 

 

 

Leader As Coach - Middle Leaders & Headteachers
Starts On:
May 21, 2024
9:30 am
Ends On:
May 21, 2024
3:30 pm
£120.00
Event Information

In partnership with BTS Spark, we are delighted to offer full day, in-person Leader as Coach workshops.

 

The focus will be on integrating a coaching approach as a core leadership capability to support everyday powerful conversations as well as more formal performance reviews.

 

Capacity is set at 25 for each of the workshops and early registration is advised.

THIS IS AN IN PERSON EVENT AT MURRAYSHALL HOTEL, SCONE, PERTHSHIRE

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Cost of attending: £120

Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Accommodation can be arranged at a reduced rate subject to availability.

 

Good Practice in Key Quality Indicators QI 2.3
Starts On:
May 22, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
May 22, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

Join us at this event as we hear from Patricia Watson, Strategic Director – Education Scotland, HMIE colleagues and senior leaders across the country about good practice that has been identified during inspection activities.

FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW

This event is open to both members and non-members.

 

Member/Non-member: £40 per session/£140 to attend all four sessions

 

Quilter, Understanding the Mortgage Market - see below for booking proceedure
Starts On:
May 30, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
May 30, 2024
5:30 pm
Free
Event Information

For further information and booking procedure please click HERE 

 

 

Good Practice in Key Quality Indicators QI 3.1
Starts On:
June 04, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
June 04, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

Join us at this event as we hear from Patricia Watson, Strategic Director – Education Scotland, HMIE colleagues and senior leaders across the country about good practice that has been identified during inspection activities.

FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Member/Non-member: £40 per session/£140 to attend all four sessions

 

Good Practice In Key Quality Indicators 3.2
Starts On:
June 11, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
June 11, 2024
5:30 pm
£40.00
Event Information

Join us at this event as we hear from Patricia Watson, Strategic Director – Education Scotland, HMIE colleagues and senior leaders across the country about good practice that has been identified during inspection activities.

FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

This event is open to both members and non-members.

Member/Non-member: £40 per session/£140 to attend all four sessions

 

Quilter, General Financial Planning - excluding Pensions - see below for booking procedure
Starts On:
June 13, 2024
4:00 pm
Ends On:
June 13, 2024
5:30 pm
Free
Event Information

For further information and booking procedure please click HERE 

 

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