Primary teachers from across the Dumfries and Gaslloway gathered at the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies on Wednesday (5 June 2019) at an event designed to recognise and celebrate their ongoing commitment to professional learning.
This joint event – hosted in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council – forms part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the University of Glasgow in Dumfries.
Participants included probationary teachers as well as those undertaking further studies at Masters Level and those who have completed the Introduction to School Leadership, Into Headship and Excellence in Headship programmes.
Programme leader for the MSc Enhanced Practice in Education course, Dr Jane Cavani, is dedicated to ongoing professional development and learning. She said: “As the people who do the most to shape the minds of our youngest school pupils it is essential that primary teachers keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
“We understand this is a huge commitment for people who are already working in very demanding roles so it is important that this is recognised and celebrated which is why we are here today.”
Ken Muir, Chief Executive Officer of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, gave the key note speech in the Crichton Memorial Church at the presentation of professional learning certificates. He said: “Teachers engaging in meaningful career-long professional learning is the key element in delivering high quality outcomes for all learners. GTC Scotland’s Professional Standards and Professional Update provide the structure by which teachers can plan and engage in their professional learning journey.”