On Wednesday May 16th 2018, the Leadership Preparation and Development (LPD) RIG met in Glasgow for a session on The Recent LPD Developments in Scotland. The RIG conveners kindly recorded the event so you can view the presentations. Take a look at the videos below: 

Gillian Hamilton

Gillian Hamilton was appointed as Strategic Director when the roles and functions of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) transferred to Education Scotland on 01 April 2018. Gillian was the first Chief Executive of SCEL at its inception in 2014.

In this video Gillian introduces the Scottish policy landscape and overviews the recent changes to leadership development approaches.


Lesley Whelan

From 1 April 2018, when SCEL and its programmes transferred to Education Scotland, Lesley was appointed as Director of SCEL Programmes with responsibility for SCEL’s suite of programmes and the Framework for Educational Leadership. Prior to that Lesley was SCEL’s Depute Chief executive and Director of Programmes.

In this video Lesley talks about her experiences of leading the national development group for the new Into Headship programme.


Margery McMahon

Margery is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Glasgow.

In this video Margery talks about her experiences of working on the national development group for the new Into Headship programme.


Lynda McDonald and Sarah Jane Reilly

Lynda and Sarah are both now Head Teachers in Scottish schools.

In this video they discuss their experiences of undertaking the Into Headship Programme.

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