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TESS reports that a National schools’ intranet should provide a wider audience for pupils’ work, and a place where teachers can find inspiration too

‘Learning from other teachers is a major part of professional development, and the national schools intranet is helping to spread the word. East Lothian has developed eduBuzz, an active educational community of 1,500 people, designed as a forum for teachers and a platform for sharing resources.

Even if it is the only national schools intranet in the world, Glow is far from being a step in the dark. Its early phases drew heavily on lessons learnt in the implementation of large IT projects elsewhere, and there has been a clear focus from the start on taking the time to get things right.

Even at this late stage, as the system is rolled out across the country, there are parallels to be drawn and lessons learnt, believes information analyst and former teacher David Gilmour – and sometimes in unexpected places.

David Gilmour will deliver the seminar Making Glow Happen on September 25 at the Scottish Learning Festival, the largest CPD event of the year. SECC, Glasgow.

GO David!!