I would encourage suitably head teachers from Catholic schools to engage with the SCEL Fellowship programme and to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience as the leader of a Catholic school. (Michael McGrath, SCES Director)
The Scottish College for Educational Leadership has announced details for a third cohort of its Fellowship Programme for experienced, serving headteachers and heads of early learning and childcare establishments. Application is open to headteachers and heads of establishments who would normally have a minimum of five years successful experience and a proven track record of strategic leadership in and beyond the school / establishment setting.
The Fellowship Programme aims to provide stretching development opportunities for experienced head teachers to support their capacity to contribute to system level leadership. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will become SCEL Fellows supporting system developments. Feedback from previous participants has been very positive:
“The opportunity to engage with experienced colleagues, leading thinkers and researchers has had a massive positive impact on me as a person and as a leader. I have found myself re-stimulated and reinvigorated in my role and I look forward to my continuing engagement with colleagues and the college.” Pilot Cohort participant.
As part of the application process, applicants are asked to complete a form including a personal rationale for their participation in the programme and a self‑evaluation against the Standards for Leadership and Management. Applications should also be accompanied by a letter of support from the Director of Education/Head of Service and applicants should agree an area of enquiry linked to local authority/national priorities with them.
The costs of the programme will be part funded by SCEL, with an additional cost per participant of £1000.
The closing date for applications is 1 October 2015 and applications should be submitted by email to our administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be assessed initially by a sifting panel with potential participants being invited for interview on 28 or 29 October 2015.
Further information about the Fellowship programme can be found at http://www.scelscotland.org.uk/leadershipdevelopment/fellowshipprogramme.asp.