In the coming weeks and months, we will be reinforcing our coverage in a number of ways and among our plans are:
* a stronger emphasis on prim-ary education, including a special feature on the early years.
* detailed scrutiny of how the teachers' settlement is being implemented, as the new probationers settle in and crucial decisions are awaited on CPD and job-sizing.
* new moves on lifelong learning in the wake of the report by MSPs in September.
* tracking the national education debate.
* charting the latest developments in education technology and ICT.
* spotlight on the work of education authorities.
* monitoring the progress of the national priorities in education.
* continuing our regular coverage of good practice in schools and colleges.
We are delighted to welcome two new writers to our columns - Sheilah Jackson, head of Queensferry primary in Edinburgh, and John Mitchell, head of Kilsyth Academy in North Lanarkshire. We will also be introducing a new monthly probationers' diary.
Together with our unrivalled jobs service and some exciting offers for our readers, this should make it essential for all teachers and lecturers to buy at least one copy of The TESS!
Neil Munro Editor