Subscriber of the week - Ken McAra, HM inspector with Education Scotland and lead officer for Angus, and Perth and Kinross

19th July 2013 at 01:00

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with talented professionals across all sectors of Scottish education.

What do people not know about your job that they should?

Inspection is about making things better for children and young people, not simply "scores on the doors".

What else do you read regularly?

Online newspapers, educational journal articles and, of course, The Courier.

Who would you like to see writing in TESS?

Each director of education - one per week - getting a page to talk about their authority.

What would you be excited to see on the front page?

"Educational outcomes improving for Scotland's looked-after children."

What do you see as the big issue for Scottish education?

Planning effectively to meet all the needs in each classroom. It's everyone's job.

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