ECS Learning Hub

ECS Learning Hub


ECS Leadership Development and Induction Programme

Our leadership development programme takes cognisance of national recommendations and advice and delivers an extended suite of training and support for:-

  • Aspiring leaders to a strategic leadership role eg DHTs who have the experience and are ready to move to Headship;
  • Team Leaders to Service Leaders, people who are preparing to move to the next stage in their careers within ECS;
  • Headteachers in a new strategic leadership role, including those in an acting role;
  • Leaders within ECS but with a new leadership role;
  • Headteachers requiring qualifications to sustain their strategic role; and
  • Headteachers who need to be developed and challenged, within and beyond this stage, in their leadership.

The support offered on this programme will include, pre-reading, workshops, practical sessions, action learning sets, presentations and reflection through completion of a learning log.

An example of one of the core days can be accessed here for your information.

For further information on this programme, please contact Bernadette Martin-Scott, QIO,


Future Leaders and Managers Programme (FLMP)

This programme will be offered again next session in partnership with leadership consultant Jane Mudd of “The Mudd Partnership”.

20 ECS teaching and non-teaching participated and successfully completed the qualification (SCQF Level 6) for first line managers with 6 gaining promotion prior to completion.


This qualification for ECS staff. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a Learner you will be ideally working within a role where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge.


This qualification is supported by ECS, as it provides skills and knowledge for individuals entering the management sector in roles including, but not limited to: First Line Manager, Section Manager, Assistant Manager, Trainee Manager, Teachers and Principal Teacher


“The Future Leaders and Managers Programme has greatly increased my leadership capacity and therefore has had a positive impact upon the teachers and learners I work with. I now have a bank of useful strategies and frameworks to help me with a variety of leadership aspects, including, motivating others, implementing change and conducting difficult conversations, amongst others. I have very much enjoyed learning about leadership styles and having the opportunity to reflect upon my own leadership and my next steps”. D. Swan, Principal Teacher

“The Future Leaders and Managers Programme is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership and management with like-minded colleagues across the service. Whether you are currently in a first line management position or not this course will provide new learning and approaches to develop managerial and leaderships skills. I am not currently a manager however this course has given me the tools, techniques and confidence to succeed as a manager should the opportunity arise.” R. Laurenson, Project Officer

An outline of the programme will be available soon. 

To note your interest in our Future Leaders and Managers Programme, please complete the Application Form and we will respond in due course.


Professional Learning Leadership and SCEL

Teacher Leadership

Towards Headship

Into the Headship

In the Headship

Excellence Headship

Fellowship Headship

 Please refer to the SCEL website for the recruitment process for the above programmes 


 Useful Leadership Links

SCEL (Scottish College for Educational Leadership)

GTCS Standards for Leadership and Management    

ILM (Institute of Leaders and Managers)   

CMI (Chartered Management Institute) 

Step into Leadership SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council)   

ESHA (European School Heads Association)