Recruitment to Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership Programmes 2021 – 2022

Programme Funding

The Scottish Government has committed to fund the new cohort and there is no cost to local authorities or participants. Travelling expenses are not included as part of the Education Scotland or local authority central funding.


Teacher Leadership Programme

The Teacher Leadership Programme is open to all post-probation classroom teachers in Scotland, applicants do not need any formal leadership or enquiry experience to apply. The programme is aimed at teachers who wish to have the opportunity to explore and understand what teacher leadership means and can look like in practice. As a part of this process participants are supported to take an enquiring approach to developing an aspect of learning and teaching of their choosing as appropriate for the learners in their context.

For this programme, applications are through a short online application which is submitted directly to the Professional Learning and Leadership Team.  Local authority coordinators are asked to email teachers in their region to notify them of the programme, including a link to the online application:

Applications for 2021/22 closed in April 2021.