Gillian Hamilton

Help us change teachers’ perceptions of headship

It remains true that some of the best-skilled and capable professionals in our system are not attracted to the headteacher role – but it can be hugely rewarding

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Last month, I was delighted to welcome the second cohort of aspiring headteachers onto the Into Headship programme. This postgraduate qualification will prepare them for the challenging role of headship and help raise standards and attainment across the whole of the Scottish education system.

These are the first teachers to join the programme since the Scottish government announced that everyone undertaking the qualification would have their studies fully funded. This new policy has been widely welcomed for removing the burden of cost in career progression, when we know that recruiting to ...

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