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GTC Scotland elects new Convener of Council

24 April 2020

Council Members of the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) have re-elected former Aberdeen Headteacher David Innes as their new Convener.

The election took place at a special meeting of the Council which was held by video conference on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

David Innes has over 35 years' experience of working in Scottish Education, most recently as Headteacher of Harlaw Academy in Aberdeen City.

As Convener, Mr Innes will chair Council meetings, provide leadership of Council and carry out a range of ceremonial, ambassadorial and other delegated duties on behalf of GTC Scotland. On being appointed to the position, he said:

“It is an honour to have the opportunity to serve our profession, our young people and their communities in the role of Convener of GTC Scotland.

I served on the 2016-2020 Council and over the last two years held the role of Council Convener. Through this I have seen first-hand the breadth and quality of the work undertaken by GTC Scotland on behalf of our 76,600 registrants and for the benefit of children and communities across Scotland. GTC Scotland is held in very high regard by the teaching profession and it has rightly received national and international acclaim for its work in registration, regulation and professional learning.

Myself and my colleagues on the new Council are all fully committed to ensuring GTC Scotland continues to build on its international reputation and retains the highest levels of confidence from the profession and wider community we serve".

At the same meeting a number of other members were elected to the following positions:

Conveners Elected Category
Vice Convener of Council Khadija Mohammed Elected member (Universities providing courses of Initial Teacher Education)
  • Senior Lecturer in Education – University West of Scotland Vice Principal (Research and Impact) at the University of the Highlands and Islands
Education Committee Convener Iain Macmillan Elected member (Secondary Teacher)
  • Fraserburgh Academy, Aberdeenshire Council
Finance and Corporate Services Committee Convener Neil Simco Nominated member (Universities Scotland)
  • Vice Principal (Research and Impact) at the University of the Highlands and Islands
Professional Regulatory Assurance Committee Convener Lorraine McBride Elected member (Primary Headteacher) 
  • Greenhill Primary School, North Lanarkshire

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