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Course Date

November 16, 2017

Course Cost


Coffee & Registration on Thursday from 10 a.m. Ends Friday 17 after lunch

Course Time

10:30 - 14:00


Dunkeld House Hotel

Blairgowrie Rd

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 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 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

16th & 17th November 2017

From 10.30 a.m. on 16th until 2 p.m. on 17th November

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

Thursday 16  November 

The programme on Thursday will be comprised of three themes: 

Session One: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Pattie Santelices, Principal Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing), City of Edinburgh Council will deliver a keynote and outline how can we work together to support a positive and proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools.

Session Two: Visible Learning

Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. According to one of the current leaders in educational research - John Hattie - Visible Learning and Teaching occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.  Sarah Philp, Director of Learning Scotland with Osiris Educational will lead this session which will provide an insight into the approach. 

Session Three: Authentic Leadership

Emma Bell will lead this session.  Emma has worked with many organisations focusing on high performance teams.  She is also an established contributor to our School Leadership Programme. Emma will facilitate an interactive workshop with a key aim to unlock and enhance leadership potential of self and others. 

Conference Dinner and Guest Speaker 

We are delighted to welcome Alison Walker as our after-dinner speaker.  Alison was the first female voice to be heard reporting on live football for the BBC in the 1990s.  During her time with the BBC she interviewed countless leading sports personalities.  She now covers Scottish elections, travel and education.  We look forward to her company. 

Friday 17 November 

This will be a morning session only and will be comprised of:

A Snapshot of Current Initiatives in Schools (this will include national agencies and sharing of good practice within the sector) 

Lunch prior to departure  at approximately 2 p.m.


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