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Induction residential opportunities for headteachers

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a number of Excellence in Headship induction opportunities for the 2019/20 programme.

Open to headteachers who have been in post for 2 years or more, these events will take place across Scotland on the following dates:

Date Venue
2 and 3 September 2019 Malmaison, Dundee
17 and 18 September 2019 Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
3 and 4 October 2019 Stirling Court Hotel

The Excellence in Headship Programme begins with a 2-day residential induction session on leadership and critical self-awareness. The induction will provide you with the space and time to consider your own leadership practice as well as the opportunity to network and share your learning with up to 40 fellow participants from across Scotland.

Following the induction, you will choose from a range of professional learning opportunities within the five remaining Excellence in Headship themes. Your choice of learning opportunity should be linked to your professional review and development (PRD) and professional update discussions. There is no imposed limit to the number of sessions you can attend, however we would anticipate that you select a minimum of two.

Contact your local authority CLPL lead for an application form. Further information, including FAQs can be found on the SCEL website.