Education for Scotland’s Future – Question Time

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The panel

Graham Donaldson

 Graham is the current President of the Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI), which has 29 member inspectorates from across Europe. He has also undertaken country reviews of education on behalf of the OECD.

Following his retirement from HMIE, Graham was asked by the Scottish Government to undertake a national review of teacher education in Scotland. The review was successfully published in January 2011 – ‘Teaching Scotland’s Future’.


Amanda Corrigan

Amanda is the course director of the B.Ed. Primary Education (Hons) degree programme at the University of Strathclyde.

In addition to her role at the University, Amanda has been involved in presenting a number of in-service training sessions on the Teaching of Mathematics in the Primary School with her colleague Shelagh Whyte. These sessions focus on interactive approaches to teaching and learning maths.


Ollie Bray

Ollie is the National Advisor for Emerging Technologies in Learning at LTScotland.

His current interests include social media in schools, computer games in education, mobile technologies, school design, outdoor learning and 21st century school leadership. 

He blogs at: and tweets at: jttp://


Linda Brownlow 

Linda is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the School of Education, University of Strathclyde. 

Linda is also the Course Leader of the PGDE programme and Director of the Centre for Studies in Enterprise, Career Development and Work (Enterprising Careers).


David Noble

David Noble is Chair of the Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland. He is a classroom teacher of general subjects at HillsideSchool in Fife, a school for teenage boys who are ‘looked after and accommodated’, and is a 4th year EdD student at the University of Edinburgh. David recently published a paper, ‘Technologies for career-long CPD’, for the Scottish Government’s Technologies for Learning Strategy. David is an educational podcaster, collaborating on the innovative Edutalk project, and is a Director of Scot-Ed Consultancy and the eLearning Alliance.


Dr Gill Robinson 

Dr Gill Robinson is Chief Inspector of Education at Education Scotland.

Gill Robinson is responsible for inspection and capacity-building programmes in local authorities and CLD.

In the set up of Education Scotland, Gill is responsible for local authority scrutiny strategy.


Susan Liveston

Susan is a student in her last year of the B.Ed Primary Education (Hons) course at the University of Strathclyde.

She is also the Lead Vice President and Treasurer of the ‘Continuing Professional Development in Education Society’


Susan Quinn

Susan is Vice President of the Educational Institute of Scotland. Prior to becoming Vice President she was Vice Convenor of the Education Committee of the EIS.

She is Head Teacher of St Cuthbert’s Primary in Possilpark, Glasgow and has been a teacher for 23 years.