Education Scotland’s Teacher Education Team have been busy working with a range of partners.
The Teacher Education Team were recently involved in organising a Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) satellite event at Moray Council. John Carnochan, one of the Keynote speakers from the SLF, travelled to Elgin to speak to Headteachers and Local Authority staff on the topic of Leadership – ‘Leadership, it’s a personal thing’. Many members of staff spoke highly of John’s contribution and considerable dialogue took place after the presentation on the development of leadership capacity within the context of Moray Council’s schools. Following this presentation, colleagues from Moray will contribute to the Learning Festival which will be taking place in Aberdeen in February 2015, based on some of John’s ideas.
Work with Local Authorities and schools
Keen to develop our links with Local Authority and school personnel, members of the team have continued to offer support to various establishments around the themes of Professional Review and Development and Professional update, and Career-long Professional Learning. Recent input has been given to the staff of Paisley Grammar School on ‘A Coaching Approach’ to Professional Review and Development.
Continuing the theme of working closely with practitioners, the team was represented recently at an annual conference organised by Storlann – the organisation which has been charged with coordinating the production and distribution of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland. The conference in Aviemore, which was attended by a large number of Gaelic educationalists, offered a range of presentations and workshops for attendees. The Teacher Education Team – along with Beverly Leslie, a Head Teacher from Perth and Kinross Council – presented two workshops on Professional Learning to primary and secondary teachers.