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GEN+ Teach


Meta-skills lessons, pedagogy and best practice advice for teachers & bespoke leadership course.

The Gen+ Teach Programme provides two avenues for teacher CLPL

Gen+ Teach Learning Library

Meta-skills resource hub with key insights, practical guides, and best practice from Scottish and international leaders.

Gen+ Leadership for Teachers

Bespoke Leadership in Education course developed with Gen+ and The University of Strathclyde Business School.

Meet the Gen+ Teach platform

A central hub to easily keep on top of class progress, view upcoming lesson plans, and access the Learning Library

Digital learning library

5-15 minute articles and videos, focused on meta-skills, pedagogy and practice.

Expert contributors

The Learning Library features content from expert contributors spanning various sectors­­­­­—tech, business, and education—from around the world.

Consistent weekly content

New content published weekly and available to all staff. Gen+ Teach is designed to support a whole school approach to CLPL.

Personal digital portfolio

A record of each teacher’s engagement & reflections are stored in a personal portfolio, which can be used for professional updates.

GTCS Professional Review

Content and refection questions aligned to the GTCS standards and designed to promote reflective practice.

Leadership for
Teachers Course

Gen+ Teach and the University of Strathclyde Business School have joined forces to translate the best practises from business executives and MBA programmes to teachers and education. The course covers:

  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Resilience & Well-being

Fully funded course

Fully funded by Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council, through the University of Strathclyde.

Exclusive access

Access to exclusive workshops from Strathclyde Business School Global Practitioners.

Includes certificate

Includes a certificate of completion from the University of Strathclyde.

Teach contributors

Meet our Gen+ Teach contributors

Find out more about the people involved in crafting the Learning Library materials and Course workshops.

Paul Bisland

Assistant Head Teacher,
The Glasgow Academy

Erica Caldwell

Vice President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

John Talbot

Head of Geography,
Fettes College

Katie Barrowman

Faculty Head of Learning and Development, Drumchapel High School

Neil Francis

Chairman of Pogo Digital HealthCare

Samantha Bedford

COO at Gen+

C. Lee Cawley

Organising Expert and Educator

Carolyn Wills

Education Lead at WOSDEC

Bob Keiller

Former CEO, Entrepreneur & TedX Speaker

Julie Degnan

Primary Teacher, Project Manager at Young Enterprise Scotland

Jane Wilson

Communication and Leadership Professor, Strathclyde Business School

Sue Fletcher-Watson

Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Susanne Jacobs

Founder of The Seven

Huw Roberts

Chief People Officer at Peter Vardy Ltd

Professor Ken Muir

Honorary Professor, University of the West of Scotland. Independent Advisor to Scottish Government

Nada Khorchid

Global Practitioner, Strathclyde Business School, MBA Unit

Ahmed Fahmy

Global Practitioner, Strathclyde Business School

Maya Moussly

Global Practitioner, Strathclyde Business School

Interested in learning more?

View our full programme prospectus for all the details


Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information!

  • Which subject/faculty delivers the lessons?
    The lessons can be delivered across any subject area of the curriculum, including PSHE, Wider-Achievement or DYW. We believe that skills acquisition and knowledge apply cross-curricularly.

    Our primary Explorer programme has flexibility for lessons to fit within specific subjects, themes and topics, as part of a project or as part of the more general Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

    Those lessons specifically aimed at supporting the transition to secondary school process, can form part of the wider transition programme with delivery in both the primary and secondary school settings, as the individual school / cluster see most suitable.
  • Are the lessons inclusive for all levels and abilities?
    Our lessons and resources are accessed via our accessible digital learning platform. The lessons are interactive and engaging and pitched to inspire thought and challenge the pupils without being too difficult for the tasks to be completed. Whilst there are digital tasks to complete, there are also offline tasks such as pair and class discussions. The lessons are classroom facilitated and designed to be teacher-led. Gen+ uses a blended learning model - not solely e-learning.
  • Why stop at S3?
    Surely S4s+ need skills as they are leaving school? Our aim is to really embed the knowledge, understanding and language of skills within the pupils before they get to Senior Phase (S4-6). This early intervention will better equip them with the skills and confidence to best support them as they transition on to their post-school destination. There are very many other programmes and projects available to Senior Phase pupils.
  • Does the programme offer a qualification upon completion?
    At present, the programme does not offer any form of accreditation or qualification. We have chosen to place an emphasis on achievement versus attainment. The programme aims to build self-confidence in the pupils and help them realise their talent, abilities and potential. Pupils can, however, track their progress through the programme and receive digital badges to build a ‘skills tracker’ e-portfolio of their achievements alongside their learning reflections and outcomes. We are exploring options of an SCQF Level 4 qualification, upon completion of all 3  Trailblazer, Gamechanger and Innovator courses.
  • How much lesson time does the programme need to be allocated on the timetable?
    Our secondary S1 and S2 courses – Trailblazer and Gamechanger – are made up of 3 units each, with 4 lessons in each unit. In addition, there is an introduction and Wrap-Up lesson for each course, so a total of 14 lessons each year. The S3 project-based course is equivalent to 10 lessons also. So, in total, the secondary school element of the programme consists of 38 lessons.

    The primary school element – Explorer – is under development but will consist of 6 lessons, focussing on one of our key meta-skills, delivered across P6 & P7. In addition, there are 2 additional lessons available to support the P7 to S1 Transition phase, so there are a total of 8 lessons available This component of the programme will be coming in 2024/25.
  • How does the programme help schools fulfil the SDS (Skills Development Scotland) Skills 4.0 agenda?
    Each of the nine key meta-skill principles central to the programme have been identified through Skills 4.0 as essential for the future workforce. By delivering this programme, schools can easily embed a skills development framework into their curriculum to complement existing provisions and projects. Pupils will become familiar with consistent skills language and grow in confidence of their knowledge, understanding and ability to articulate and demonstrate these skills.
  • Are meta-skills not already taught in schools?
    Most schools have either an established or developing skills framework however there is no standard curriculum for skills development at present. At both Scottish Government and local authority level, this has been identified as a priority, to complement the existing work of Education Scotland, the Curriculum for Excellence, Skills Development Scotland, and Developing the Young Workforce.

    Many projects and programmes do currently exist which develop meta-skills within pupils, but they are mostly extra-curricular, not a part of core teaching and learning, which is where our lessons sit.
  • I’m not a teacher. How can I still get involved with Gen+ Teach?
    We offer a variety of opportunities for non-educators to contribute to Gen+ Teach. Perhaps you are a business or tech leader who would like to contribute your skills knowhow to teachers through an article or a webinar? Please reach out to if you would like to get involved.
  • How do I gain access to Gen+ Teach Library?
    All staff at Gen+ schools have access to the Gen+ Teach library through their school logins, including support for learning and non-teaching staff. When you login, you will see the Gen+ Teach Library dashboard.
  • How do I register interest in the Strathclyde course?
    Please register your interest with lead teachers at your school, with whom Gen+ will coordinate when accepting new registrants to the Strathclyde course. The Strathclyde course is a year-long programme for which there are limited funded places.

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