Panel 2013

‘Making Connections: Working Across and Beyond the School’

Christine Forde

Christine Forde holds the Chair in Leadership and Professional Learning in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and has been involved in leadership development programmes for a number of years including the Scottish Qualification for Headship. She has also conducted a number of research projects on leadership and headship.

Panel Members

Val Corry

Val Corry is an Associate Tutor with the University of Glasgow. Val was until very recently Headteacher of Balfron High School in Stirling. During her time as Headteacher, Val led significant developments in school to establish a culture of collegiality and distributed leadership, and a collaborative focus on pupil learning and achievement. She has contributed to a number of developments in Scotland including being a member of Ministerial Working Group on attainment, set up by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning; and a member of the Reference Group for the Review of Teacher Education in Scotland (‘Teaching Scotland’s Future’), chaired by Graham Donaldson.

Anne Pearson

Anne Pearson is Head of Curriculum Development and Support in Falkirk Council. Previously she worked with Hay Associates and prior to that worked as a local authority officer with responsibility for staff development and a head teacher. Anne was a member of the Leadership Development Group as part of the National Partnership development following on from the Donaldson Report.

Gillian Hamilton

Gillian Hamilton is Head of Education at the General Teaching Council Scotland. Recently she has been leading the revision of the suite of professional standards for teaching in Scotland including Standards for Leadership and Management. Gillian was a member of the Leadership Development Group as part of the National Partnership development following on from the Donaldson Report. Prior to joining the GTC Scotland, Gillian was a local authority officer with responsibility for professional development and a primary headteacher.

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