ADES Association of Directors of
Education in Scotland

Welcome from the Secretary!


A warm welcome to the new ADES website. This blog provides a useful platform for me to share information on my involvement on an extensive range of ADES activities.

The site is being launched at the annual conference in November 2017 and will be populated throughout December so that it is fully operational from the start of January 2018. As with any website it will only be as good as the extent to which it is maintained and updated.

We will work hard to ensure that it is a ‘go to’ site for all ADES members and welcome your input and contributions as well as suggestions on ways in which the site can be developed and improved.

Michael Wood
ADES General Secretary

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.