“Long term and sustained improvement which has a real impact on the quality of children’s learning will be better achieved through determined efforts to build the capacity of teachers themselves to take responsibility for their own professional development, building their pedagogical expertise, engaging with the need for change, undertaking well-thought through development and always evaluating impact in relation to improvement in the quality of children’s learning. That is the message from successful education systems across the world.”
[Scottish Government (2011) “Teaching Scotland’s future”]
Our professional learning journey will focus on teachers as learners, recognising that investment in continuing professional development is key to supporting staff professional knowledge and informing their practice. We believe that by offering sustained and high quality opportunities for staff to develop and enhance their professional learning we will meet the challenge set out in the Bell Baxter Learning Standard to innovate, inspire and continually raise the quality and consistency of learning and teaching in the school.
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