Scottish Education Council (new talking shop) announced


New talking shop just announced to deny that Scots 'education' debacle is the only measurable outcome of CfE. Home ed 'leaders' weren't invited to join Sir Echo and his backing band of Bunnymen.

The first ever Scottish Education Council has been established to oversee work to improve education.

The council will be chaired by Deputy First Minister John Swinney and bring together young people, education leaders and representatives from local authorities and the teaching profession.

The council will be a forum for frank and open discussion about what is working in education and where improvement is required. It will provide advice and guidance and oversee progress implementing improvement priorities.

Mr Swinney will chair the council which will meet every two months. Its members, roles and remit will be ratified at its first meeting, which will take place later in November.
Membership of the new Scottish Education Council:

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Chair)
Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young People spokesperson
Two young people representatives – names tbc
Janet Brown, Scottish Qualifications Authority Chief Executive
Larry Flanagan, General Secretary, The Educational Institute of Scotland
Graeme Logan, interim HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Education Adviser
Ken Muir, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council for Scotland
Joanna Murphy, Chair, National Parent Forum of Scotland
Morag Redford, Chair of the Scottish Council of Deans of Education
Fiona Robertson, Scottish Government, Director for Learning
Maureen McKenna, President of the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES)
Jim Thewliss, General Secretary, School Leaders Scotland
Bernadette Malone, Chief Executive, Perth and Kinross Council
Sheena Devlin, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, Tayside Collaborative
Gayle Gorman, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, The Northern Alliance
Douglas Hutchison, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, South West Collaborative
Carrie Lindsay, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, South East Alliance
Robert Naylor, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, Forth Valley and West Lothian Collaborative
Mhairi Shaw, Regional Improvement Collaborative Lead, The West Partnership
All the usual collaborators then, and no parents (the very ones whose legal reeponsibility it is to educate their children). The NPFS just channels govt propaganda (and blocks us on Twitter :tape2:). Wonder how they'll choose the two young people? Stepford High pupils will be queuing up for theiir SHANARRI points.