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PLL update on Covid-19

In line with the advice and guidance from the Scottish and UK Governments, we have paused all Professional Learning and Leadership activity. We have prepared a set of frequently asked questions which we hope will answer some of the questions you may have at this time. We will update these with additional information as we have it.

Read our FAQs.

Who’s behind this resource?

The Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership Directorate has the strategic responsibility for ensuring high quality professional learning for educators across Scotland.

Find out more about Education Scotland.

Learning Activities

We’ve collated our learning activities into a secure account area for you to access with confidence. Activities are written by a diverse team to include teachers, academics, policy makers, colleagues in Education Scotland, national organisations and recognised experts in their field.

All activities are mapped to the GTCS and SCCC standards.

If you want to work with us to write a new learning activity, or you would like to suggest new material, please get in touch.


Education Scotland runs leadership learning programmes for educators in Scotland. We also endorse high quality learning programmes from external providers. Information on all these learning opportunities can be found on our Programmes page.

You can find out more about the professional learning programmes and opportunities offered by the team in our prospectus. Or for specific information on different leadership level programmes, download leaflets focusing on teacher leadership, middle leadership and school leadership.

The Professional Learning and Leadership (PLL) newsletter is published every two weeks, and is designed to provide an update on areas we are working on and to highlight resources we hope you will find useful, particularly in the current circumstances.

Additional information about endorsement and quality assurance can be found in the learning providers section.

Stakeholder Forum

Our Stakeholder Forum is a strategic group that provides guidance, support and information to the Professional Learning and Leadership Directorate, to aid the delivery of our strategic objectives.

The purpose of the Stakeholder Forum is to:

  • Provide feedback and comment on our enhanced remit for professional learning and leadership.
  • Provide guidance and support on engaging effectively across education and with our stakeholder organisations.

The Forum includes representatives from:

  • Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES)
  • Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS)
  • Connect
  • Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
  • General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Woman Teachers (NASUWT)
  • National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS)
  • Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES)
  • Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)
  • School Leaders Scotland (SLS)
  • Scottish Government Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA)
  • Scottish Council of Deans of Education (SCDE)
  • Voice

Our Blog

We’re keen to provide you with relevant and appropriate content that offers the latest opinion, thought pieces and case studies. In order to keep the conversation going, we’ll be publishing regular articles featuring news, announcements and events from our team, Education Scotland staff as well as from selected contributors.

The resources, views and examples you’ll find within our blog meet our editorial standards, however they will represent the diversity of culture and experience within our empowered education system.

If you’re interested in writing for our blog, get in touch.

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