"We see data as continuing to be extremely important but it needs to be intelligently used to inform improvement, not create drivers in education." Dr Bill Maxwell, transitional chief executive, Education Scotland, at SLS annual conference
"If we can make professional update work for teachers, it will improve the way teachers feel about themselves. If we throw it away, it will come back in a different style." Tony Finn, chief executive, GTCS, at SLS annual conference.