Tapestry is Scotland’s leading independent provider of professional development for teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people.
Tapestry has brought several of the world’s leading education thinkers to Scotland to address major conferences which have done much to influence the intellectual climate of the profession for example, Professor Jerome Bruner, Professor Howard Gardner, Professor David Perkins and Professor Dylan Wiliam to name but a few.
Tapestry aims to connect these high-level events to classroom practice thorough the Tapestry model and its extended programmes.
A measure of success has been the favourable comment in reports by HMIE and the demand from Scottish teachers. Tapestry currently works with 26 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. Tapestry’s formative assessment course has now involved over 12,000 teachers across Scotland.
Tapestry supports the recommendations in Teaching Scotland’s Future and is keen to see progress made towards the objective of an all-Masters level profession.
Tapestry is working in collaboration with universities to enable teachers successfully completing Tapestry courses to gain credits through related study which will contribute towards Master’s degree qualifications. The University of Aberdeen already provides two such courses offering Master’s level credits for both Leaders and Members of Tapestry Learning Communities.
These can be studied either alongside Tapestry courses or after completion.