Welcome to the online learning modules for Into Headship
In June 2018, the Scottish Government and COSLA reached a joint agreement on Education Reform. The joint agreement is based on key principles, and states that:
Headteachers are the leaders of learning and teaching in their school. They are senior officers of the Local Authority and have operational responsibility for the service they provide.
These modules are designed to give you an overview and insight into those key operational responsibilities of school management and the laws that underpin them.
- managing finance
- health and safety
- education law and
- employment law, including diversity and equality
The knowledge that you gain from undertaking the modules will help strengthen your strategic leadership as a headteacher, and therefore complements the learning you are undertaking at university.
Each module is split into three parts:
- essential reading
- additional reading
- and then a knowledge check to help ensure your understanding of the text within
We highly recommend that you undertake all of the essential reading as well as those aspects of additional reading that are most relevant to you and your own context.
The modules are a compulsory element for the successful completion of the Into Headship programme, which leads to the award of the GTCS’s Standard for Headship.
We wish you the very best of luck.