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New! ‘Leading CLD’ professional learning programme

Leadership programme for CLD

As part of the Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership (PLL) offer we have been developing a Leadership in CLD programme for CLD leaders who play a pivotal role in establishing collaborative approaches to support recovery and renewal. Evidence suggests there is a need for systematic leadership support for CLD managers in Scotland, in line with the wider offer available to the education system.

Supported by PLL specialists, the CLD Standards Council, and Education Scotland CLD, the new offer will be modelled on previously successful programmes made available for Headteachers. Participants will engage in professional learning and reflect on their current CLD role. Programme design is based on the experience participants bring, the knowledge of experts/academics; and, collaborative activities to develop new knowledge.

The programme will be of most interest to senior local authority managers responsible for CLD services, who have identified CLD leadership as an area for professional development. (This includes managers with no, or little previous experience of CLD; and those interested in developing their leadership capital and professional network). In line with previous programme development approaches, we have been developing the content of the programme alongside senior CLD managers and colleagues from the Higher and Further Education sectors.

We would now like to welcome initial expressions of interest for the pilot phase of the programme. The pilot programme will run from the end of January to May 2022, and will include four x 1 day sessions.  Interested individuals are invited to contact Susan.Epsworth@educationscotland.gov.scot to learn more, and/or to register interest through MS Form MS Form by close of business on Friday 19th November. Following initial registrations of interest there will be a second stage in the application process to formally apply for the 20 places available.