Scottish schools in the spotlight


Headteachers from 26 countries will visit Scotland for a conference on school leadership this week, during which they’ll be given a taste of Scotland’s new curriculum.

The conference will see headteachers take part in a workshop which will explain the changes taking place in Scottish education, followed by visits to schools and colleges to see Curriculum for Excellence in action.

Education Secretary Michael Russell said:

“Pupils in schools across Scotland are making great progress under Curriculum for Excellence, with teachers delivering learning built around the needs of individual children.

“The conference is a great opportunity for headteachers from across Europe to discuss education and learn from each other. I am sure they will be interested to see the most significant improvement in Scottish schools in a generation in action when they visit the classrooms of schools around Edinburgh.”

The conference is being organised by AHDS. Greg Dempster, AHDS General Secretary said:

“The theme of the Conference is ‘Connecting Leadership’.  We were delighted to bring this conference to Scotland as it provides an excellent opportunity for Scottish school leaders to meet with and learn from their peers from around Europe. 

“It also gives us a chance to showcase the excellent work going on in Scottish education including workshops on curriculum development, qualifications, inspection and improvement.”

The conference runs from October 29 – 30 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Related information

Information about the conference