The ever-popular SELMAS spring forum and other events


Spring is in the air and that means that the SELMAS Forum is due.

Once again we are in the wonderful setting of St George’s School in Edinburgh. The very successful format of drinks, speaker, food, speaker, discussion and more food, speaker, again discussion and more food and panel will be maintained. It is a wonderful opportunity for educationalists across Scotland to meet colleagues, chat, discuss big issues and relax. There will, as ever, be a panel discussion at the end of the evening but we are also planning to encourage discussion at the tables and feedback from the tables after each of the main contributions. The evening starts with drinks from 5.30 pm, with the formal events of the evening starting at 6.15 pm and concluding at 9.00 pm.

This year’s theme is The Challenge of Socially Just Leadership. The speakers, some of the best-informed and challenging presenters in Scottish education, are Rosa Murray of the GTCS, and Anne-Marie McGovern, Headteacher of St Benedict’s Primary in Glasgow.

Social Justice is a key issue on Scotland’s educational agenda. As ever, SELMAS offers the opportunity to participate actively but constructively in the big debates. This will be a superb evening. We are also delighted that this year the quality of SELMAS’s work, including the Forum, has been recognised by a grant from the Scottish Government.

In recent years the Forum has always been a sell-out. Tickets for the evening are £25 per person. As we have done in recent years, we are again offering a discounted price for participants who bring a colleague who has not attended previous SELMAS events: £45 for two places if one of the two is new to SELMAS. Download the booking form below to secure your place.


Please also keep June 3rd free if you’re interested in participating in one of our “pop-up” mini forum events like the Brainstrust event of last May. We’re planning a similar discussion around the developments at SCEL, the Scottish College for Educational Leadership. Watch this space!

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