Gayle Gorman named as new Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland

By Saxton Bampfylde

Gayle Gorman named as new Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland

Gayle Gorman has been appointed as the new Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland. Currently Director of Education and Children's Services with Aberdeen City Council, Gayle will take up the role of Chief Inspector of Education and Education Scotland Chief Executive on 4 December.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: "I am pleased to confirm Gayle Gorman will be Scotland's new ‎Chief Inspector of Education.

"Education is this government’s number one priority and‎ I am confident Gayle's considerable experience and expertise will provide the strong leadership we need as we implement the next stage of our reforms to close the attainment gap and raise standards for all.

"I would like to thank Karen Reid and Graeme Logan for the leadership they have given to Education Scotland over recent months."

Gayle Gorman said: ‎"I am delighted to take on this exciting new role and am very much looking forward to working in partnership with colleagues locally, regionally and nationally to support Scotland’s children and young people.

“I am passionate about the ability of education to change lives and have always put children and young people at the centre of my working life. The opportunity to represent and listen to Scotland’s children is one I look forward to.‎"

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