Over the past 6 months I have been working with Local Authorities and the EIS Learning Representatives to deliver a number of EIS/LA CPD Sessions for educators.
The great thing about these CPD sessions is that they either take place on a Saturday morning or during a twilight session which means there is not a problem with school cover. I am constantly surprised with the number of people and professionalism of the teachers that turn up to attend these events.
A few Saturdays ago I was invited to speak to over 80 practitioners (Early Years, Primary, Secondary and local authority staff from Clackmannanshire Local Authority. I was asked by the learning reprehensive to speak about Taking Risks with Leadership, Management, Learning and Teaching
I promised I would share the slides from my presentation and I have embedded them below:
I’m going to write about the main points that I covered during the presentation and my current thinking in this area over the course of the next week.
My key message is that unless we start taking more risks, develop a culture where it is OK to try new things and realize that we can achieve outcomes in a variety of different ways then our education system is in danger of stagnation.
I'll also be picking up on this topic in the Scottish Borders on the 27th October 2011.