School Openings

Started the day with a Directorate meeting.

All our secondary schools were officially opened this mornig. The main event took place at Knox Academy. First Minister Jack McConnell perfromed the ceremony which had been very wel organised by Janis Craig and her team. The pupils were a great credit to the school.

I went from there to Musselburgh Grammar to take part in their opening – followed by a tour of the school.

Back to the office for a great meeting of our 3-18 Assessment Group This group is going to renamed in the new session as the 3-18 Learning and Teaching Strategic Group – it will oversee a range of developments identified in our Service Improvement Plan. We identified a range of sub groups which will hopefully involve up to 40 teachers plus some pupils and parents depending upon the topic.

Filled my bag with three days worth of correspondence and left for home.