Excellence in Headship Stretch

Excellence in Headship Stretch

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Excellence in Headship Stretch: a collaborative enquiry approach to empowering Scotland's experienced headteachers

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Part of the Illuminating Leadership Festival 2022

At the height of the pandemic, 50 experienced headteachers in Scotland saw the flux in the system as an opportunity to come together and re-imagine aspects of Scottish education. Education Scotland designed and facilitated 'Excellence in Headship Stretch', a collaborative enquiry programme to enable deep learning and re-thinking about issues identified by the headteachers. These included system leadership; assessment and qualifications; and equalities, among others. The programme culminated in the 'Scotland Learns' day-long event in December 2021 in which programme participants shared their collective thinking and recommendations with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, with the leadership team at Education Scotland, with academics and policy makers as well as their peers. This Illuminating Leadership event will share the learning around the importance of empowering school leaders to become active agents in system change and hear more on the thinking and recommendations from headteachers to move the education system forward in Scotland.

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