‘We won’t be aloof – we’ll be by your side, sleeves rolled up’

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It’s all change at Education Scotland, insists chief executive Gayle Gorman, who says that the organisation is getting its “sleeves rolled up” to work more closely with teachers than ever before.

The national inspection and curriculum development body, formed from the merger of those two services in 2011, has long been criticised for being aloof and bureaucratic: those concerns came to a head in 2016 when it emerged in the Scottish Parliament that it had amassed 20,000 web pages of advice on Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence.

In an exclusive interview with Tes Scotland, Ms Gorman – who is ...

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