Scotland Policy Conferences

Curriculum for Excellence - the next steps

Morning, Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will bring together key stakeholders with regulators and policymakers to discuss the policy priorities for Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) ahead of the Scottish Government’s expected introduction of an Education Bill in summer 2018.


In light of the Scottish Government’s International Council of Education Advisors (ICEA) report which suggested that the 2017 National Improvement Framework represents a shift away from the ‘whole child’ approach of CfE, and two years on from the OECD’s description of CfE as being at a ‘watershed moment’, delegates will discuss the future direction of CfE and its fit with the key objectives for Scottish education.


Further sessions will look at proposals for the creation of educational regions and a Headteacher’s Charter, put forward within the Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review, and assess how they might impact on the application of CfE in terms of encouraging greater collaboration and leadership within Scotland’s education system.


Delegates will also discuss policy priorities for supporting the existing workforce to improve delivery of CfE, particularly with regard to new funding formulas and enhancing options for professional development amongst classroom teachers, as well as opening up alternative routes into teaching.



Guest of Honour

Professor Graham Donaldson

Consultant and Member, International Council of Education Advisors

Guest of Honour

Professor Graham Donaldson

Consultant and Member, International Council of Education Advisors

Speakers

Neil McLennan

Director of Leadership Programmes and Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Aberdeen

Jane Peckham

National Official, Scotland, NASUWT

Ellen Doherty

Director of Education, Registration and Professional Learning, General Teaching Council for Scotland

Gayle Gorman

Director of Education and Children’s Services, Aberdeen City Council

Eileen Prior

Executive Director, Scottish Parent Teacher Council