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Course Date

November 21, 2019

Course Cost

£360.00 for 2 days

Coffee and registration from 10.00am (lunch included)

Course Time

10:30 - 15:30


Dunkeld House Hotel


To register for the waiting list, please email

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

NB: This is a two-day event (includes D,B&B) 

21st and 22nd November 2019

from 10.30 am on 21 November to 2 pm on 22 November 2019


All Junior Heads are warmly invited to attend this highly stimulating annual event: an excellent opportunity for professional networking, and convivial conference dinner with a guest speaker.   John Edward, Director of SCIS will provide an Annual Update.

Thursday, 21st November

The programme on Thursday will be comprised of three themes:

Session One:  “Feeling good, leading well”

We are delighted to welcome Claire Lavelle to deliver our opening session.   Claire is a professional coach who has over twenty years’ experience in Education.   She has been a teacher, a principal teacher, a primary headteacher in Scotland and abroad, and a quality improvement officer in a Scottish local authority.  Claire founded The Hive of Wellbeing and she uses a combination of positive psychology, coaching for performance and self-efficacy techniques – each of these will be explored in her session.   Read more about the impact of Claire’s work on the GTCS website

Session Two:  Sharing of Good Practice

Colleagues are invited to share current initiatives and approaches in their schools.

Session Three:  Values-Based Leadership

Colleagues from Columba 1400 will lead an afternoon session.  Their work with Head Teachers is a personal value based experience which also provides Head Teacher participants the opportunity to focus on the cultures that they create which will ultimately lead to an improvement in the lives of young people, their staff, their families, their learning networks and the whole community. 

Conference Dinner and Guest Speaker: Dreams can become Realities

We are thrilled to have secured Jilly McCord to be our after-dinner speaker.   Jilly won the hearts of many when she competed in the 2019 Masterchef, narrowly missing out on the title after impressing the judges in the final.  A history and politics teacher by trade, Jilly has also had a successful rugby career where she made her debut as Scottish Captain against Canada in 2017. 

Friday, 22nd November

The day will be comprised of inclusive practical outdoors (but with an indoor element!) leadership and teamwork/building tasks.  Led by James Ferrier and Darren Morgan, consideration will be given to how this might be incorporated into school Values and Expectations taking cognisance of various elements of CfE Health and Wellbeing. Colleagues will explore how this might be transferred into on-site activities back at school.

Lunch prior to departure at approximately 2.00 pm.


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

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