Strategic Priorities

1. Support

  • Deliver ‘best in class’ local networks and professional advice service.
  • Be represented in and representative of all parts of Scotland.
  • Work to ensure that member wellbeing is high on internal and external agendas.
  • Support members through the Covid-19 period and subsequent impacts.

2. Career Long Professional Learning

  • Share knowledge and good practice from home and abroad.
  • Provide CLPL and networking opportunities that are high quality, relevant and timely.

3. Policy

  • Speak up for school leaders on issues that matter, including:
    • Issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic and its implications.
    • Equitable access to technology, connectivity and training to support digital learning.
    • Workforce pressures, teacher numbers and protection of management time.
    • School Empowerment Agenda including HT Charter and Fair Funding.
    • Early Learning and Childcare.
    • Job-sizing and Career Pathways.
    • Implementation of GIRFEC and Presumption of Mainstreaming.
    • National Improvement Framework (including the future of inspection) and the Equity & Excellence agenda.
    • Curriculum Development.
  • Develop and maintain influential partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Take an evidence-based approach to policy development.

Through the combination of these actions AHDS will aim to continue to grow the Association and strengthen member engagement.

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