CLPL process for Teachers in Catholic Schools (Power point): This power point is available for use by SMT to inform and remind staff about the documents used in Scottish Catholic schools when planning for CLPL. It focuses in particular on the use of ‘Companions on the Journey’ to aid individual teachers’ own CLPL pathway, which may be of particular use in the PRD process. Information about sourcing CLPL opportunities is also given.
National Strategy for CLPL: ‘Companions on the Journey’ is the strategy paper published by SCES in 2015 which outlines the visions and expectations for all teachers in Catholic Schools in Scotland. Within the paper, staff are reminded that they should include the six areas of the framework as they plan their pathway for Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL). Suggestions of appropriate CLPL, which is linked to the GTCS Professional Standards, is given for each level of a teacher’s career.
Explanation of the 6 CLPL areas for Catholic Schools: This page offers an explanation of what the 6 areas from 'Companions on the Journey' mean for your personal, professional and spiritual learning.
GTCS Professional Professional Review and Development Guidelines 2019: Guidelines designed to support the development of cultures that foster teacher agency, promote teacher-led professional learning and enable collaborative professionalism.
Professional Review and Development within a Catholic School: This document gives background information about the use of ‘Companions on the Journey’ to support the PRD process required by the GTCS and underlines that all teachers in a Catholic school must include a faith dimension to their PRD. Within this document, the PRD process is explained and examples of reflective questions are given.
Resources, Articles and Blogs to Guide Teachers’ Career Long Professional Learning in a Catholic School: This bank of resources supports teachers in the minimum requirements of CLPL for a Catholic Teacher in Scotland and gives direct e-links to website pages, pdfs and articles which focus on the six themes of ‘Companions on the Journey’. The articles and resources can be used by individual teachers to inform and develop their knowledge, or by staff groups to guide professional reading and reflection.
CLPL Calendar of Activities: Once CLPL needs have been identified, colleagues may look to partners from the Diocese, SCES, Glasgow University and the wider Catholic community to help achieve their professional learning targets. Each CLPL Provider produces a yearly overview of the CLPL opportunities they provide. To assist teachers in identifying appropriate courses or events, each opportunity clearly shows which CLPL area from ‘Companions on the Journey’ it supports. These can be booked via the SCES website or directly through the diocese.
CLPL Case Studies: These case studies are examples of CLPL pathways which teachers at all levels in their career took to meet the six CLPL areas as outlined in ‘Companions on the Journey’ Whilst not exhaustive, they provide clear examples of what appropriate CLPL for a Scottish Catholic teacher may look like. They can be used to prompt discussion with colleagues, to offer suggestions of pathways within the vocation to teach and to support staff who are looking for ideas and suggestions on the variety of CLPL available
|Professional Review and Development within a Catholic School||Download|
|CLPL process for Teachers in Catholic Schools - Power point||Download|
|Companions on the Journey - National CLPL strategy||Download|
|Explanation of the 6 CLPL areas for Catholic Schools||Download|
|GTCS 2019 Professional Review and Development Guidance||Download|
|Resources, Articles and Blogs to Guide Teachers’ Career Long Professional Learning in a Catholic School||Download|
|CLPL Calendar of events||Download|
|CLPL Case Studies from teachers in Scottish Catholic Schools||Download|