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Applications are now open for Critical Friends to support and challenge participants as they progress through the 2021-22 programme.

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The Languages Leadership Programme supports local authorities by building capacity to achieve a sustainable model for leading language learning and teaching for all.

As an online programme, it offers participants the opportunity to engage with the most up-to-date information from Education Scotland and other agencies involved in the delivery of Scotland’s languages policy. The programme will provide participants with professional learning and networking opportunities as well as flexible and personalised pathways through Masters level professional learning.

Objectives of the new programme will be for participants to develop:

  • an appreciation of leadership skills
  • how critical reflection can support further leadership development
  • an understanding of a range of key issues related to Scotland’s Languages policy

The Critical Friend role is ideal for people who:

  • have experienced the national languages leadership programme themselves i.e. 1+2 Languages Leadership Programme 2017-2019 or Train the Trainer Programme 2014-2016
  • have experience of supporting colleagues’ Masters level professional learning online and/or face-to-face
  • wish to support the leadership development of teachers working in all sectors of Scottish education

Critical Friends will take part in:

Spring 2021: The LangsLeadScot online community on Teams in Glow

18/19 June 2021 : Two days of professional learning to prepare them for the Critical Friend role and networking with participants and other critical friends

Aug 2021-Jun 2022: Comment constructively on critical reflections posted by participants about their professional learning at key points during the programme

Spring 2022: Recall Day where participants and critical friends share their learning journeys in small groups

The programme team will encourage and support critical friends to submit individual application for GTCS professional recognition based on their contributions to the programme.

For more details about the programme itself, and to apply to be a participant for 2021-22 please follow this link.

Please note, a Glow account is required.

Deadline date to submit applications is Monday 17 May at 5pm.


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