Professional Learning

 What Professional Learning opportunities are offered?

There are a number of Professional Learning opportunities identified throughout the year. You can find the dates for these Professional Learning opportunities on the Sopra CPD online system. These can include the following :

  • Head teacher engagement days
  • Improvement Practicums
  • Support networks
  • Self -Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Secondary subjects  Cross Schools Programme


Head Teacher Engagement Days

There are four Education Leaders meetings spread across the year, taking place in each of the school terms. This year, they are scheduled to take place on these dates:

  • 23rd Sept
  • 23rd November
  • 29th January
  • April’19

Improvement Practicums

These improvement teams , established in 2018-19, are based on the education service priorities of Inclusion, Curriculum and Partnership. There are six practicums  :

  • Inclusion
  • Curriculum  – Numeracy, Literacy and Secondary Curriculum
  • Partnerships
  • Quality Improvement


Cluster Heads Meeting

Support Networks

Leadership Support Networks
  • ELC
  • ASN
  • DHTs
  • PTs
  • Support for Learning
Curriculum Support Networks (Senior Phase/BGE)
  • Expressive Arts – Art, Music, Drama
  • Health & wellbeing – P.E
  • Languages – English, Media, Modern Languages
  • Mathematics
  • RMPS
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Social Studies – Geography, History, Modern Studies
  • Technologies – H.E. Design Technology
Wider Support Networks
  • Pupil Support
  • SQA Coordinators
  • Early Years
  • ASN (Early Years/ Primary)
  • Literacy Steering Group
  • Numeracy Steering Group
  • LAC Co-ordinators
  • Learning & Teaching
  • Secondary Timetablers
  • QUAMSO’s