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.

All our events are £35.  Please ensure you request a Purchase Order from your school at time of booking.

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.
Q & A Session for Business Managers
Starts On:
September 20, 2021
4:30 pm
Ends On:
September 20, 2021
5:30 pm
Event Information

This interactive session has been arranged by SLS to engage more directly with our Business Manager members. Following concerns raised by BM colleagues it was clear that, particularly over the last 18 months, there had been significant alterations to remits and expectations.

We have consulted with 4 highly experienced BMs to get a greater sense of the main issues impacting upon them. These will be the principal issues we hope to consult upon at this event. We will, however, be giving participants the opportunity to contribute to the Q & A element after a short presentation of 15-20 minutes.

The position of SLS is very clear – every secondary school should have a Business Manager; the Business Manager should be a member of the SLT and the salaries of such posts require to be reviewed to reflect the importance of the job.

The SLS Presidential Team is meeting with the Cabinet Secretary at the end of this month and one of the main issues to be raised on the agenda is the importance of the post of Business Managers in supporting schools.

Please register for Q & A session for Business Managers on Sep 20, 2021 4:30 PM BST at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Revisiting Digital Learning
Starts On:
September 22, 2021
2:30 pm
Ends On:
September 22, 2021
4:00 pm
Event Information

Although pupils are now back in schools, there is widespread recognition that a blended learning approach is necessary and desirable. Digital learning is integral to this approach. Hear how three schools are using digital learning to enhance learning and teaching.

Kirsty McFaul from Education Scotland will share a strategic perspective including the significance of Connecting Scotland followed by St Thomas Aquinas, Glasgow and Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh will talk about the approaches they are taking.

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