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AHDS Conference November 2014 - Workshop; Scottish Government

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AHDS Annual Conference November 2014 'Teaching Scotland's Future: What you need to know and do.' Scottish Government workshop on local authority/university partnership working presented by David Roy from Scottish Government and John Stodter of ADES.

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AHDS Conference November 2014 - Workshop; Scottish Government

  1. 1. Local Authority/University Partnerships David Roy (Scottish Government) John Stodter (ADES) November 2014
  2. 2. Purpose • Coherent early phase of teacher education • Seamless relationship between ITE and probationary year • Increased emphasis on improved learning opportunities for established teachers. • Opportunities for you to shape developments and involve your school.
  3. 3. LA/University Partnerships •8 partnerships now in place centered on universities providing ITE •All 32 authorities in partnership with at least one university •Different models in place with different governing structures •All in receipt of SG grants to develop partnerships and most now have dedicated staff in place
  4. 4. Work in progress •STEC/ADES survey highlighted issues: • Much of the work dependent on a small number of key staff • Fragility due to reduced capacity within LAs • Universities developing as senior partner – reciprocity not achieved? • Realism required in relation to the speed of change
  5. 5. Next Steps • Education Scotland Aspect Review 2015/16 • TSF Conference plus satellite events spring 2015 • Focus on: • Sustainability • Coherence • Quality opportunities for all
  6. 6. What does this mean for you? • Your school is in professional learning partnership with one or more university • Students and probationers ‘products’ of partnership working – teacher educators based in some schools • Possibility of more sophisticated, locally driven, workforce planning • Opportunities for staff at all stages of their career – enhanced mentoring roles within schools • LA learning opportunities up-graded in time – more masters level learning
  7. 7. As school leaders you should… • Find out more about what is happening locally • Engage yourself and your staff in partnership work • Develop a relationship with university teams – beyond education? • Identify learning needs and pitch ideas to LA • Be open to staff doing small pieces of work (e.g. assessment/research) with the university. • Negotiate fees………
  8. 8. GROUP DISCUSSION •Question 1 – How would you like to see the partnerships develop? How can you influence this? •Question 2 – What sorts of opportunities would benefit both yourself and your staff? •Question 3 – What challenges remain? What would success look like?

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