Moray House School of Education

Raising Attainment through Transformational Change

This course considers the latest policy advice and academic research, and provides a hands-on opportunity to develop planning and success criteria for raising attainment, including addressing inequity, through the use of transformational change thinking.

The course will focus on raising attainment and reducing inequity through self-evaluation, 'measures'/success criteria to determine impact (both in the short term and the longer term), and sustainability. This will be achieved through the use of transformational change thinking that has been developed to support schools on their improvement journey. This course helps participants explore with the group three questions:

  • "Where are we now?"
  • "Where do we want to be in the future?"
  • "What actions can we take to bring about transformational change that will involve all stakeholders and will have a lasting impact?"

Throughout the day there will be a strong emphasis on raising attainment and reducing inequity through self-evaluation and 'measures'/success criteria to determine impact (both in the short term and the longer term) and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

As a participant, you will:

  • consider key areas that impact on raising attainment;
  • use three transformational change tools: 'Three Horizons', 'Implemento' and 'Impacto' to learn how to bring about change and understand challenges faced when working with a range of people;
  • develop a map of what could be possible for the future and how to begin the journey;
  • learn how to develop action planning that uses the views of all - positive and negative - and has a strong focus on measurement, to use both for self-evaluation and to assess impact;
  • discuss with others the challenges faced and new opportunities when bringing about transformational change, but now with new ways of considering the future that involve all stakeholders.

Fantastic day - highly relevant, current and transferable back to any establishment/sector. Thanks Val, your experience of the education system and vision of the future shines through.

Depute Head Teacher, 2014/2015 delegate

Who this course is for

Head Teachers and Depute Head Teachers, Principal Teachers and Teachers. This will also be of interest to education authority staff (including QIOs).

Course booking information

Bookings prior to the event are required. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Raising Attainment using Transformational Change Tools

NEW DATE: Friday, 20 April 2018

Duration: 1 day

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Location: Paterson's Land Room 1.18, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh

Cost: £139 (This course does not include accommodation)

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About the facilitator

Dr Val Corry, who was a successful secondary Head Teacher, will lead the course. She used the tools very successfully in her own school with teachers, parents, young people and members of the wider learning community and is supporting other schools using these tools. She has also worked with Children in Scotland, on behalf of Scottish Government, Education Scotland and National Parent Forum Scotland, using the tools to engage with a wide range of educators (teachers and other professionals) and parents from across Scotland, and continues to offer similar workshops on parental engagement for Children in Scotland.

Val was part of a small group seconded to work with the Scottish Government to give advice on raising attainment. She has worked with the Scottish Government and Education Scotland as a Professional Advisor with a focus on raising attainment and reducing inequity. Val is a Practice Advisor for International Futures Forum, who shaped these tools for use in an educational context. (Val is also the Programme Leader and a tutor for the Post Graduate Certificate in Middle Leadership and Management at the University of Glasgow, and is a tutor on the Into Headship course running at the University of Glasgow.)

Val will be joined by teachers, who will share their practice in the use of these tools, and other methods, to bring about change in their schools: raising attainment and ‘closing the gap’.