The Scottish Universities Technologies School (SUTS) is a two-day professional learning event for secondary PGDE technology education students across Scotland.
SUTS is now in its third year and is hugely popular among initial teacher education (ITE) students and university lectures.
With a positive impact on student teacher subject knowledge, SUTS builds practitioner confidence and provides a unique opportunity to explore the value of career-long professional learning, identifying sources of effective, high-quality support for student teachers as they enter the profession. It is also hoped that this professional learning event is the first of many engagements between SSERC and those who attend, leading to career long uptake of our broad portfolio of professional learning offers. We are especially keen to see ITE students return in their NQT year to join some of the practical skills courses available; making SUTS an effective starting point in an ongoing relationship between SSERC and student/probationer teachers as they progress in their career.