“Collegiality is at the heart of the National Agreement “A Teaching Profession for
the 21st Century””.   (SNCT/52,p2 2007)
Since the National Agreement “A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century” was introduced there has been a continual development of Teacher Education Standards.   We now have three set of standards.   Initial Teacher Education(ITE), Standard for full Registration(SFR) and the Standard for Charter Teacher(SCT).   Each of the standards make reference to collaboration see Appendix A . The Standards are backed up by SNCT code of practice  

The SNCT code of practice also states that the benefits will be “professional satisfaction for teachers, but also an enhanced environment for learning and teaching. The ultimate beneficiaries of collegiality are therefore the young people who attend school.” (SNCT/52,p2 2007)

This is not a development which is restricted to Scotland, in a report on
Improving the Quality of Teacher Education   by the Commission Of The European Communities   one of the skills identified need by teachers   is to be to be able to   :
“– work in close collaboration with colleagues, parents and the wider community.
Given the increasing demands placed upon school leaders, and the difficulties
sometimes experienced in filling leadership posts, it would also be advantageous if
teachers had adequate opportunities to acquire, develop and use skills of leadership.”
(Commission Of The European Communities   2007 p 12)

During April of the summer term of 08-09 I was asked by my Faculty Head to co-ordinate the further development of the Physics aspect of S1 science course with regard to the finalised CfE guidelines.

Who did I involve/consult and why?
Initial consultation was with my Faculty Head during my Professional Development Review (PDR) where it was agreed that I would take on the task.   The School development plan has   implementation of CfE this has informed the Department Plans   and as part of my PDR. This task...