WHAT IS SELMAS?
A community of independent education practitioners
- providing the context and a stimulus for the thinking, on the big educational issues
- supporting, encouraging and provoking mature conversations about education
- crossing all sectors in Scottish education to promote high quality educational leadership but always looking outward to connect with the wider leadership agenda
- engaging educational leaders in a wide range of relevant social issues and making connections with interested leaders from other spheres
- supporting and developing practitioners and leaders in the education professions
- provoking debate among educationalists from all sectors on educational leadership, management and administration
- helping to form policy at local and national levels through wide ranging engagement in the various SELMAS forums
- providing a safe space for a candid expression of views
- supporting good practice in education and educational leadership, management and administration at all levels
- drawing from research to inform developing understandings of educational leadership, management and administration.
WHO RUNS SELMAS?
SELMAS is led and coordinated by a committee of interested individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experience. Have a look at our who’s who in SELMAS page to find out more about the SELMAS committee
WHAT CAN SELMAS OFFER YOU?
Through an annual conference and other leadership events, SELMAS offers opportunities for challenging, open, tolerant professional discussion on educational leadership issues with colleagues.
WHO CAN ATTEND SELMAS EVENTS?
Anyone working in the field of education who is interested in exploring leadership, management and administration issues is warmly welcome to attend any SELMAS events, including meetings of the Committee. If you are interested in participating in any aspect of SELMAS’s work, contact our secretary Alex Wood, SELMAS Secretary,
About this blog
This blog offers an outward-facing channel for our work and our events. Through it we hope to engage with a wider audience and provide a space for the mature conversations about education and leadership to happen. SELMAS as an organisation has no affiliations or political views, we merely provide the platform upon which interested educators can converse. SELMAS members and associates as individuals will have their own views which may sometimes be represented here. We encourage any contributions which will add constructively to our conversations, or any that someone may wish to start which will be of professional interest to educators and leaders. Contact @SELM4S or leave a comment on any of the posts if you would like to get involved.