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21st February 2003 at 00:00
Some headlines announcing the Catholic Church's plan to appoint a national director of Catholic education left a little to be desired.

One tabloid led with "Catholics hunt tsar", which seemed an unorthodox, in the strictly religious sense, and confused historical way of reporting.

Others splashed with news of a "schools champion".

Names in the frame include Michael McGrath, head of Our Lady's High, Cumbernauld, and chairman of the Catholic Education Commission; Bruce Malone, the man who has turned round St Andrew's Secondary in Glasgow; The (Pat) Sweeney of TES Scotland columnar fame and now head at St Margaret's Academy, Livingston; Rosemary McKenna of St Aidan's, Wishaw; Jim McVittie of St Ninian's High in Giffnock.

But where are the primary heidies, not to mention other potential tsarinas?

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