Higher Still blow as Pignatelli goes early

17th May 1996 at 01:00
A reshuffle in the top ranks of the Higher Still development programme has seen the unexpectedly early departure of Frank Pignatelli, Strathclyde's former director of education, from the inner policy-making counsels of the reform.

Mr Pignatelli's position as chairman of the key curriculum and assessment task group is being taken by Graham Donaldson, the newly appointed number two in the Inspectorate.

John Travers, North Ayrshire's director of education, who is vice-president of the Association of Directors of Education, fills the chairmanship of the information and publicity group vacated by Jim Anderson, the Orkney director.

Mr Pignatelli's knowledge of the programme will mean a serious loss at a crucial time and his resignation has not been universally welcomed. But many of the newly appointed education directorate felt they were better placed to fill the breach as Higher Still moves towards implementation. Mr Pignatelli's absence from the Scottish education scene since his appointment to a senior post in London with Associated Newspapers was seen as a particular handicap.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now