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Head Teachers' Leadership Academy

The Head Teachers' Leadership Academy (HTLA) is designed to support head teachers and the school leadership team as they focus on the cultures they create through an understanding of core values. This approach assists school leaders in setting standards for teachers, students, communities and the interface between all three.

The programme focuses head and depute head teachers to critically reflect on how they see themselves as social leaders. Attention is paid to the development of conditions in the workplace within which learning is most likely to occur. Head teachers, leadership teams and others will leave inspired about their role in creating the environment and conditions for quality relationships for young people. Participants leave further equipped to enable change through values based leadership and to improve their school so that it will ultimately lead to improvement in the lives of young people, their staff, their families, their learning networks and the whole community.

The HTLA is for 16 participants who come together on a shared leadership experience focusing on the following objectives:

    To develop and protect the culture of the school and classroom, and wider learning community through exploring the Columba 1400 values
    To provide a valuable opportunity for Head Teachers to stop and reflect on their current situation and how they could develop their leadership potential
    To build the leadership capacity of Head Teachers as leaders of learning in the school that will impact positively on the outcomes for children and young people

This Leadership Academy has been endorsed by The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) and has received professional recognition from The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

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