Staff College Scotland


Staff College Scotland is the professional development arm of the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).

ADES is an independent professional network for leaders and managers in education and children’s services. ADES informs and influence education policy in Scotland working in partnership with local and national government and other agencies. ADES also offers a wide range of professional development activities and opportunities for our members.

Towards a Learning System: a new approach to raising standards for all in Scottish schools

This publication introduces the construct of Collaborative Professionalism (Fullen/Hargreaves) and proposes a whole systems approach to enhancing the leadership capacity across the whole system from classroom to policy level as the means of achieving a lasting culture of school-led self-improvement.

The Think Piece can be accessed below.