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Event Date

January 25, 2022

Event Cost

£85.00 Cost for full programme

Participants will automatically be enrolled on the full programme

Event Time

09:30 - 11:00


Hosted virtually by SCIS

1 St Colm St

To register for the waiting list, please email

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised by email 5 working days prior to the event.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.

Event Description

Support Programme: January – March 2022

Session one: PU Re-validation – Leadership of as Professional Learning Culture

This session explores some important shifts in professional learning support structures for teachers that have emerged from the PU revalidations. This includes the move away from bureaucratic paperwork to ongoing spaces that support the professional learning of colleagues, underpinned by strategic vision, coaching approaches and collaborative spaces. Experiences shared from different setting help to explore this in more detail and aim to build on what successful PU looks like.

Session two: Explore, Engaging, Enact and Embed - the Professional Standards (2 February)

Teachers registered with GTC Scotland commit to making a real difference, as is recognised in each of the Professional Standards: ‘Making a professional commitment to learning and learners that is compatible with the aspiration of achieving a sustainable and equitable world embodies what it is to be a teacher in Scotland. This means teachers commit to living the professional values and engage in lifelong learning, reflection, enquiry, leadership of learning and collaborative practice as key aspects of their professionalism. This commitment to professional learning and growth, to the growth of learners, and to helping support that of colleagues, is demonstrated through engagement with all aspects of professional practice.’ (2021:5)

It is through this demonstration of engagement that the Professional Standards are brought to life. 

This session helps explore resources available to bring the Professional Standards to life with a focus on enabling the use of two online tools:

  • Professional Values -our Professional Journey
  • Professional Learning and the Professional Standards

Session three: Successful Professional Learning Conversations (22 February)

Successful PRD is based on the idea of it being part of a supported professional dialogue across the year and not a once-a-year standalone meeting. This session explores the use of coaching approaches and tools to facilitate engagement in reflective professional learning conversations.

Session four: Spotlight on Enquiry (14 March)

‘adopt an enquiring, reflective and critical approach to professional practice’ SFR page 11 (

This session explores the concepts of enquiry within the Professional Standards that enables and supports teacher professionalism. It looks at ‘enquiry as stance’ – a critical habit of mind and contrasts this with ‘enquiry as project’ – often a project, tool or set of steps to ‘resolve a problem’. It explores how we can facilitate and enable teachers to develop confidence in practitioner enquiry.

Delegates registering on session one will automatically be enrolled on the whole programme

**  Please note joining instructions will be sent out 24 hours in advance. **

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