ECS Learning Hub

ECS Learning Hub

Early Years Leadership and Management

Senior Practitioner Development Programme

Date and Time - 30 September 2021 - 3.15pm - 5.00pm; 29 October 2021 1.30pm - 3.15pm; 18 November 2021 3.15pm - 5pm; and 2 December 3.15pm - 5pm (all 4 sessions must be attended) 

Target Audience - Practitioners wishing to develop their leadership skills 

Presenter - Linda Reid and Pauline Linn

Aims and Outcomes - This session is for practitioners who wish to develop their leadership skills to take on future senior roles across Perth and Kinross. Aims: Develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a senior practitioner. Provide an opportunity to engage in professional dialogue to develop their understanding of pedagogical leadership. Develop an understanding of quality improvement and the cycle of self-evaluation. Outcomes: Have a clear understanding of qualifications required to undertake the role. Increased knowledge of roles and responsibilities of a senior practitioner. Increased knowledge of how to be an effective pedagogical leader to ensure high quality early learning and childcare. Increased confidence in professional judgement and decision-making. Increased knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and the cycle of self-evaluation. 


 To apply please use this form  (form closes 22 Sept 12noon)



TRIC Early Learning and Childcare Tracking

Dates and Times - 20 September 2021 3.15pm - 4.15pm; 22 September 2021 9.30am - 10.30am; or 23 September 2021 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Presenter -  Pauline Linn

Our vision in Perth and Kinross Council is to raise standards to ensure that all children and young people experience high quality Early Learning and Childcare

Highly effective processes to track and monitor children’s progress should be at the heart of all ELC practice. To help settings achieve this and develop a consistent approach across PKC the early years team have worked with the TRIC Tracking Group and ECS Research Analysis & Performance Team to develop a toolkit of resources with guidance on how to use an electronic tracking tool.

20 settings participated in a trial last session to support this development, providing useful feedback and further adaptions to be made. 

The expectation for session 2021-22 is to move to the implementation stage with the aim that all settings providing funded ELC will develop effective tracking systems with the use of this resource.

Education Scotland highlighted in a summary following recent ELC Inspections.

“There still remains a need to have effective systems in place for tracking and monitoring.” 

The suite of resources has been filed in a Padlet for easy access and will be added to our ELC GLOW. 

  • Tracking Guidance
  • How to use the ELC Tacking PowerPoint and PDF Guidance notes
  • Excel Tracking document
  • Individual Word Tacking document

Please use this link to book your preferred session (if the date is greyed out then this means it is fully booked)