Career long professional learning for Education staff
There are two key drivers within the NIF that pertain to Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL):
By August 2019 all newly appointed headteachers will be required to have the Into Headship qualification (60 credits at masters level). We are working in partnership with the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) and the University of Edinburgh to ensure that we have the capacity to meet this requirement. In Headship, Excellence in Headship and the SCEL Fellowship programme enable our headteachers to continue to develop and maintain professional skills and competencies.
We want to continue to improve the professionalism of our teachers and support staff to ensure their professional learning has an impact on the quality of our children’s learning experiences. We work in partnership with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) to ensure that teachers meet the requirement to have their Professional Learning signed-off every 5 years as part of the Professional Update process.
Teaching staff are required to meet the GTCS Standards, and Early Years staff, where relevant to their role, are required to meet the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice.