The Department of Education Teacher Professional Learning Strategy – Learning Leaders – sets out a framework for professional development.
The Learning Leaders strategy sets out a strategic vision for every teacher:
“Every teacher is a learning leader, accomplished in working collaboratively with all partners in the interests of children and young people.”
Underpinning this vision there are three key strategic objectives:
- the development of an agreed Teacher Professional Learning Framework;
- the promotion of collaborative working and sharing of best practice through professional learning communities and networks; and
- the strengthening of leadership capacity in our schools.
The Strategy document represents the starting point of a process of engagement, consensus, and implementation. Next steps will include the development of a coherent career–long teacher professional learning framework which will support teachers and schools to identify and, where possible, lead their own development.
GTCNI are working in collaboration with educational partners to develop a new framework on leadership competences.