This programme for practising teachers covers the major elements of middle leadership and management in schools and is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning middle leadership and management.
Why this programme
◾If you are a Principal Teacher (or head of department/faculty): or are looking to progress into this role; and want to develop your skills as middle leaders in school, this programme is designed for you. ◾It uses practice-focused learning to develop your capability to lead teaching and learning within your school (Department or Faculty); particularly to achieve the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence. ◾Our academic staff play a leading role in the area of professional and leadership development in Scotland. They have been involved in a range of research projects on headteacher recruitment, teacher leadership, coaching and leadership development, teachers’ work and collaborative professional enquiries. ◾There is a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.
Each course combines a taught element, a distance learning element and an assignment drawing from your work in school. You will also participate in online activities to support the development of practice-focused tasks and assignments.
Core courses ◾Developing as a middle leader ◾Leading change for improvement.
This PgCert forms part of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry degree programme.
As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes to progress into, or enhance your capabilities in leadership role within schools.