Friday 20th January
8.15-8.45 Education Officer's Meeting – I had to leave early to get to the Town House for the North Berwick Headteacher interviews.
9.00-12.00 We interviewed three candidates for the vacancy, which is due Colin Cutherland's 18 month secondment to the Scottish Executive. We appointed Stewart McKinnon, Depute Headteacher, Musselburgh Grammar School. I'm convinced Stewart will do an excellent job and build upon Colin's very successful tenure.
12.00-1.00 Tried to pick up on correspondence and phoencalls
2.00-3.30 Personnel issue with union reps.
3.30-4.30 Preparation for the implementation of SELS. (student evaluation of learning) Callum Stewart, Depute and Preston Lodge High School is going to help us smooth out any difficulties. We hope to launch the system in the next few weeks but I'd like to ensure we have a robust system prior to launch. Access