The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Excellence in Professional Learning Award for Schools and Learning Communities

The Excellence in Professional Learning Award for Schools and Learning Communities recognises the central role that leadership at all levels plays in creating and sustaining professional learning environments where teacher professionalism can flourish and bring about sustained impact on learning and learners. The award is held for a three year period.

Background to the Excellence in Professional Learning Award

The development of this award was guided by a strategic development group. The role of this group has been to discuss and set out the process and development plan of action to meet the aspirations of the award.

The work of the group has been guided by the GTCS Position Paper: Teacher Professionalism and Professional Learning in Scotland and has helped shape the National Professional Learning Model which supports this award.

Making a Nomination for the award