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The Framework for Educational Leadership is intended to support improvements in Scottish education by developing high performing leaders equipped to tackle the significant task of leading and managing in challenging and changing times.

A key recommendation from Teaching Scotland’s Future, the online Framework is home to a diverse range of interactive learning activities designed to inspire, motivate and challenge Scotland’s educators in schools and early learning establishments.

Available to access for all teachers and leaders of early learning and childcare in Scotland, the Framework is for educational professionals at all career stages. This self directed website will help teachers identify their own strengths, shape their own development and direct their own learning journey by selecting and engaging in different types of professional learning opportunities as and when they want and need them.

There are six aspects of educational leadership which underpin the learning activities on the Framework. These are leading: change, collaboration, self-evaluation, culture, learning and self and others. This enables you to focus on particular elements of practice, ensuring you are challenged and supported to focus your learning in ways which impact positively upon learners, colleagues and communities. Each activity is organised under teacher, middle, school or system leadership and mapped to the professional standards of the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The Framework provides a number of opportunities for collaborative learning too – groups of staff, such as teacher learning communities, departments or teams can work through learning activities together using the reflective questions as a focus for discussion. If you lead or support the professional learning of others you can identify a learning activity to address next steps in professional development.

Engage with learning activities at a pace, place and time of your choosing by registering with your work email or logging in with your Glow account.


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