Sons of the east

24th October 2003 at 01:00
The new boys on the education directors' block these days are emerging from the east. Gordon Jeyes, Stirling's mighty director of children's services, is standing down as general secretary of the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland.

Must be an inspection looming or something.

The hotseat that comes with lots of additional hours is about to be filled by Edinburgh's depute director, Colin Dalrymple, the sweet-talking, laid-back official (must be someone else then? Ed) who has been fronting the city's public private partnership (PPP) machinations.

New vice-president is none other than Roy Jobson, Edinburgh's director.

Sandwiched in between next year is Jim Anderson, the new president from Angus. Presumably this is in the interests of administrative efficiency since Anderson only has to drop an S to take over from the current president, Fraser Sanderson, in Dumfries and Galloway.

To be president these days, it obviously helps to have a "son" in your surname.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today