SERA Leadership in Education event

Our friends at SERA are holding a free network discussion on Closing the Gap. Please follow the link below if you wish to attend.


We are hosting a joint event between the SERA Leadership in Education and the SERA poverty networks focussing upon Closing the Gap. It will take place at the University of Strathclyde on Tuesday 26th April 5.30pm – 7.30pm in the Graham Hills Building, 40 George St, Glasgow. The event is free and open to SERA and non-SERA members (please see leaflet). If you are interested in attending the event can you please register here and pass this communication on to any other colleagues whom you think would be interested.

#brainstrust – Mark Priestley on input and output regulatory controls

Mark Priestley challenges the forum to think about whether asking questions about autonomy are the right questions to ask and introduces the concepts of input and output regulation, the former of which he suggest we need more of, the latter of which, he suggests erode autonomy, enforce conformity and inhibit change.

Mark Priestley talks about the performativity culture

#brainstrust – Rowena Arshad on interdisciplinarity and silo thinking

Here Rowena talks about the importance of the report for the School of Education at Moray House and highlights the need for more international collaboration and practice based research

Rowena Arshad at #brainstrust

BELMAS comes to Scotland – with a Teachmeet!


This year’s BELMAS Conference is being held in Scotland. Colin Russell, recently retired Headteacher at Dean Park PS in Balerno, is chairing the conference. It takes place at the Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh from 12 – 14 July and BELMAS has introduced much more practitioner-based content for school leaders this year. Not least is the TeachMeet run by Ross McGill who has had over 146,000 attending his sessions and has about 16,000 following his regular blog. There will be an extended TeachMeet session on Saturday 13 July from 3 – 5pm.

Attendance at the TeachMeet is free and registration is done through this TeachMeet site. Those wishing to attend any of the other presentations, workshops or IGNITE! sessions can register for these as either day delegates or fully residential delegates on the BELMAS conference website (and also attend the TeachMeet). More details on the TeachMeet can be found here.

BELMAS can also be contacted via

Richard Davis,Business Manager BELMAS, Northchurch Business Centre, 84 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 2DW

Tel: +44(0)114 279 9926

Fax: +44(0)114 279 6868