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Leadership and learning: raising attainment and closing the gap


27/02/2019 09:30






About this event

Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising attainment in Scottish schools. 

This interactive seminar focuses on the key factors known to impact on a child’s learning and achievement, and the drivers that bring about sustainable impact. Practical activities will help you engage productively with the policy and academic findings, and support you to apply this knowledge in your own setting.

Key learning:

  • Policies designed to raise attainment
  • Drivers of attainment and how these can be applied in your own setting
  • Identifying professional learning required to improve practice effectively and sustainably.

Facilitator bio

Dr Val Corry is an Education Consultant and former secondary Headteacher, who has over ten years’ experience in senior management roles in schools.

Val was part of a small group seconded to work with the Scottish Government to give advice on raising attainment, and she has worked with the Scottish Government and Education Scotland as a Professional Advisor with a focus on raising attainment and reducing inequity. She has worked extensively on behalf of Children in Scotland delivering masterclasses in parental engagement. Val also works with the University of Glasgow, delivering leadership programmes including a Post Graduate Middle Leadership and Management course and Into Headship, and delivers bespoke leadership programmes for schools.

Val’s other area of expertise is in transformational change and she is a trained facilitator for Executive Arts Limited, and a Practice Advisor for International Futures Forum.

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We work with more than 100 speakers and trainers to create our diverse programme.

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