Leadership CPD @ SSERC
Welcome to the area of the SSERC website where you will find details of our professional development programmes for Principal Teachers, Curriculum Leaders and Heads of Faculty.
At a time of significant curriculum change, strong and effective leadership is required across many areas of schools and colleges. The leadership programmes offered by SSERC focus on individuals who have, or aspire to have, a leadership role in support of the sciences.
SSERC provides two courses in leadership: Leading for Excellence in Science and Curriculum Leaders and Heads of Faculty. These two part residential courses require participants to carry a 'gap task' between parts one and two. These courses are complimentary to each other and can be taken in any order. Leading for Excellence in Science is normally offered every year and Currculum Leaders and Heads of Faculty every two years. More details on these course can found found on our CPD pages.
The external evaluation of SSERC's Support for Science Education in Scotland through CPD made the observation that:
Promoted staff who have undertaken SSERC leadership CPD are even more likely than their collegues to have played a significant role in science developments at departmental and school level.
The Leading for Excellence in Science program has been awarded full accreditation by the General Teaching Council for Scotland under its Professional Recognition scheme.