This programme for practising teachers covers the major elements of teacher leadership and learning in schools and is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning middle leadership and management. It will create structured and coherent opportunities to apply these principles to your own practice.
Why this programme
◾This programme is for teachers looking to develop their understanding of pedagogic leadership and/or progress into the role of Principal Teacher (or Head of Department/Faculty); and to develop skills as a leader of learning in the classroom. ◾It uses practice-focused learning to develop your capability to lead teaching and learning within your school (or Department/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 and internationally. 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 leader ◾Leading a project ◾Working collaboratively.
As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes to progress into, or enhance your capabilities in, a leadership role within schools.