The Strategic Leadership of Learning Masterclass


A Development Programme for Strategic Leaders of Education Services
In Edinburgh, Scotland, 14-18 May 2018

We are no longer taking bookings for this conference, but please do contact us if these issues are of interest 

There are plenty  of  conferences  and courses which focus on education policy.  Very few are however tailored to those of us who are actually responsible for leading change in education, particularly  at  system level. Even fewer of these events give delegates the chance to engage with colleagues in similar senior roles and to work alongside internationally renowned education experts with extensive experience in promoting improvement. 

This event offers  all  of  the  above, providing  insight  into global thinking on education development;  a set of tools that senior education leaders can use to deliver enhanced outcomes; and personal support to develop plans and strategies for improvement.

If you join us at this Masterclass in the Strategic Leadership of Education, you will leave with:

E3net is based in Scotland, a beautiful part of the United Kingdom.  

It was created by a group of education experts who had a vision for Empowering Educational Excellence through a network that allowed colleagues with significant experience of leading educational development to to share their experiences.

This network has grown to include colleagues form across the world who share a common belief in the power of education to transform lives, and the importance of building the capacity of local teaching staff to deliver relevant and inspiring learning experiences.

The speakers at the Learning Together conference are just some of the experts involved in e3net.  Find out more at our main website


We provide a range of consultancy and support services to Education systems across the world. Just one of these is to support educationalists who wish to visit Scotland and gain insight into some of the lessons we have learned in our journey to educational excellence.  The system is of course far from perfect, but we have led the way with developments that include:

  • The world's first national intranet for schools
  • A structure of inspection that includes inspecting the education function of local municipalities
  • A graduate profession, where every teacher must be register with the General Teaching Council and meet their Professional Standards
  • A set of published Quality Indicators that are used by schools, local municipalities and the national inspection service

There is not a single UK wide education system, but four different systems within the UK, one in England, one in Wales, one in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.  Scotland has always had it's own education system: this uniqueness is not the result of any recent political agreement such as the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.  The continuation of Scotland's unique system of education was in fact part of the Union of the (Scottish and English) Parliaments in 1707, and the system existed long before that.

This continuity of educational vision and evolution of practice has served Scotland well over the years, allowing the system to respond to current issues and needs at an international as well as a local level.  As just one example, the Scottish Education System reviewed it's own practice in 1947, concluding that, amongst other things:

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