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Course Date

September 14, 2018

Course Cost


Coffee & Registration from 9.30 am (Lunch included)

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Grosvenor Street
EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

For Junior and Senior School Heads and Deputes

Keynote – Ewan McIntosh, Founder and CEO of NoTosh

From One Day to Day One...

How can leadership teams put their school plans into action, and how they might create more opportunities for people in their learning communities to turn their "one day..." dreams for school into "Day One" pragmatic strategy?

Ewan will share stories from schools and enterprises his team works with, from all around the world. How can you prevent great ideas slipping between the cracks in the ‘busy-ness’ of school? And how do you really engage your wider community in making great ideas happen? And how do you get your own team to move from ‘distributed leadership' to 'distributive leadership', where your own team, and even students, staff and parent community take permission to innovate?  Read more about Ewan and the team at NoTosh here  -

Quality Scotland

Quality Scotland is a membership based organisation working with over 250 organisations across Scotland every year to support their continuous improvement programmes. This session will give an overview of the EFQM Excellence Model and how it is being used to support Excellence in education, both across Scotland and globally.  The session will bring the Model to life with some practical exercises to get you all thinking about how it could be used within your organisation.

Update on SCIS led- initiatives      

Professor Morag Redford, University of Highlands and Islands, will provide an overview of the Teaching Qualification Practitioner Route (TQPR) and opportunities for colleagues in their journey to full GTCS registration.

Dr Sean Harper, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, (South of Scotland PG Masters Training Programme in Cognitive Therapy) will share findings from the 2017-18 pilot of our CBT informed mental programme and outline the next steps.

The afternoon session with be led by  Russell Spiers, CEO and Founder RSAcademics.  Russell will deliver an evidence-based  thought-provoking session: “What drives parental satisfaction?”

The day will conclude with  an Update from SCIS:  John Edward, Director

** Please register as soon as possible to secure your place. **

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