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University of Glasgow: In Headship

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Education View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/education
Study type Taught

Summary

In Headship is a professional programme designed for aspiring school principals and school leaders in Scotland to enable them to attain the Standard for Headship (GTCS, 2012). Through professional pedagogies, it focuses specifically on enabling you to develop a strategic approach to educational change.

The programme is designed to enable you to develop your personal capacity and capability to lead change for improvement and work with your school and its community to realise its strategic vision.

You will have opportunities to engage directly with policy makers through guest lectures by expert practitioners and leading researchers.

The programme is designed to enable you to develop your personal capacity and capability to lead change for improvement and work with your school and its community to realise its strategic vision. You will have opportunities to engage directly with policy makers through guest lectures by expert practitioners and leading researchers. * There is emphasis on the interrelationship between professional and academic perspectives, practice and theory, and between the different sites of learning/practice, in order that individual professional learning is interconnected with collective school improvement. * Accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland, this programme aligns with the Framework for Educational Leadership and is part of the national programme for the specialist qualification for headship in Scotland.

On successful completion of the PgCert Into Headship and on appointment to a headship post, you have the opportunity to undertake the PgDip In Headship, which will incorporate your certificate courses. You will take two core courses and one optional course.

Core courses

  • PURSUING EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE
  • SHAPING PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND PRACTICE: USING CRITICAL REFLECTION IN THE TRANSITION TO HEADSHIP
  • DYNAMICS AND DILEMMAS OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

The programme aims to ensure head teachers are supported to develop and continue to build the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding required of senior leaders.

PgDip

University of Glasgow
School of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Glasgow’s School of Education is  an ambitious, major international research-led institution with traditional roots in Scottish higher education. We invest in the future of education through world-class research that advances knowledge and practice. Respected for contributions to policy and practice, our teaching and research benefits from strong partnerships with education communities.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Education is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen. …

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