Programme Manager Georgea Hughes shares why professional learning is a key tenet for The Wood Foundation’s education interventions and investments.
“Our education workforce has limitless potential when it comes to empowering our young people. Investing in their continued development is an incredibly impactful way to ensure young people are benefitting from motivating and engaging learning experiences which are setting them up for success for the society of tomorrow.
“In Scotland, there is a curriculum which aspires to greatness. There are frameworks, policies, and opportunities for innovation and evolution within the system. We work closely with a range of stakeholders to identify where we can offer support to realise these ambitions.
“What sits at the heart of our professional learning model and vision are partnerships, collaboration, and innovation. We do not believe in prescribing one-off interventions or one-size-fits-all solutions. We research new and exciting models and work with trusted partners to deliver these within a Scottish context.
“The Wood Foundation is accredited by GTCS and our programmes have also been accredited by Education Scotland PLL. We work closely with Scottish Government, Education Scotland, local authorities, schools, and individual practitioners.
“Our Excelerate and Global Learning Partnerships investments are heavily based upon immersive professional learning experiences. Excelerate develops leaders of learning, committed to education system change. Through experiencing innovative teaching and learning approaches, practitioners can implement change within their own settings. Global Learning Partnerships supports practitioners to strip their practice back to the foundations and join a collaborative network which fosters leaders of global and sustainable education.