ADES Association of Directors of
Education in Scotland

February blog


This has been a very challenging month for council across Scotland as they meet the challenge of the budget setting process. Budgets have been agreed for all council areas but the real challenge is now to achieve the savings. The first three cohorts of the Systems Leadership programme were completed in the last week of February. The programme has been very well received and there are ongoing discussions to determine the next phase. The work on Case Study exemplars has not gone according to plan and a meeting has been set up with the link officer in Education Scotland to agree the next steps in the process. More on this next month......

Michael Wood
Michael Wood is the General Secretary of ADES. He took up post in May 2017 and actively supports all aspects of our work. During his career he has worked successfully at every level within the education system, from school to international level. His previous roles include: HT, HMIe, DofE and Executive Director of Children and Families Service (both Dundee). Michael has worked closely on varied projects with the University of Dundee, ADES and the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, COSLA, SCEL and the Robert Owen Institute for Research. In 2017 he set up an Educational Consultancy and was also appointed the post of Honorary Professor by the University of Dundee.