4th February 2011 at 00:00

McCormac review of teachers' agreement

Posted by holdingon

Why is there no teacher on this review group?

Posted by GuessWho

Because we spend our time preparing lessons and teaching classes (and all the other things related to our job). what would we know about education? I'm pretty sure that Mike Russell would argue (not saying I would) that the headteacher and the EIS union representative constitutes "teacher" involvement.

Posted by sbf

Is it not former EIS union person? Glad to see a journalist and a solicitor on the panel, they must have such a wealth of experience in education.

Posted by Dominie

Sue Bruce. She spent the first thirteen years of her career engaged in social and economic regeneration and partnership working, starting with the first integrated education and social work pilot in Strathclyde region in 1976, and later went into general education management. Integrated educationsocial work = a disaster for education. Be afraid.

Graham Donaldson. Former senior chief inspector, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. The grand inquisitor. Last seen teaching in a classroom.? Be afraid.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh. A Tory lawyer. Last in a classroom as a pupil desperate to be a lawyer. Be afraid.

Isabelle Boyd. Seems to think CfE can be delivered nae probs if only people would stop whinging: www.engageforeducation.org201010call-for- professional-perspective-on-cfeBe afraid.

Moira McCrossan. Former EIS president. A decade ago. Last seen teaching in a classroom.? Mostly harmless, but she'll be outnumbered.

Alf Young. Journalist and economist. I could not find a single article with an education theme. He may be the wild card actually. As an economist he is bound to acknowledge the importance of education to the economy.

Prof Gerry McCormac. An academic with "a significant record in space physics" apparently. "There's Klingons on the starboard bow." His wife is a Chartered Physiotherapist. Ironic as his report will be used to justify axing Chartered Teacher.

Posted by davieee

With regard to Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, I read somewhere that she ditched the Tories to join the SNP and as such would be sympathetic (at least) to Mike Russell.

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