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What next for the school leadership champions?

Scel’s chief on the professional learning body’s move to Education Scotland

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When education secretary John Swinney unfurled the long-awaited Education Governance Review, much of it had been anticipated. But one development caught many by surprise: the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (Scel) was to become part of Education Scotland, a move designed to “simplify the landscape and provide clarity to teachers” around professional learning and leadership.

It had not been long since commentators were widely predicting the demise of Education Scotland – it had been roundly criticised in Parliament for being bureaucratic and aloof from the profession – or at least ...

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