Duncanrig Secondary

Professional Development Newsletter

Issue Six

There never seems to be a time where change is not on the education agenda. Curricular change is, clearly, high on everyone's list at the moment - and rightly so - but since the Donaldson report and the McCormac report we may be about to face further changes. For example, Masters level study from ITT level onwards is something Donaldson would like to see eventually. However, this newsletter deals with more immediate change. The short film of Sir Ken Robinson discusses change in education and its implications.

Changing Times

How to Change Education - from the ground up

New Professional Standards

In the light of changing contexts in Education, the GTCS announced new Professional Standards last December and these came into effect on August 1st. Clearly they affect all of us. Post- Donaldson there appears to be greater need to engage with the standards as part of Continuing Professional Development. The link and the short film should give you an update on any changes and why they were made.

Next Issue

As always, any suggestions from you would be good. Anything you'd like more information on, or anything you'd like to share, please pass it on. The next issue will deal with how we ensure pupils learn from feedback