Strategic Board for Teacher Education


The role of the Strategic Board for Teacher Education (SBTE) is to oversee and evaluate reforms to teacher education since the publication of Teaching Scotland's Future. It acts as a centre-point for national discussion related to the standards in teaching and teacher education. 

The board works in the spirit of partnership, providing an open and frank discussion forum for members and will engage with the teaching profession and other stakeholders. 

Short life sub-groups

The board has set up three short life working groups to concentrate on specific categories of work:


  • Michael Wood, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland 
  • Sharon McLellan, Association of Heads and Deputes 
  • Khadija Mohammed, BME interests 
  • Simon Cameron, COSLA 
  • David Burgess, Education Scotland 
  • Susan Quinn, EIS 
  • Pauline Stephen, General Teaching Council for Scotland 
  • Tara Willis, NASUWT 
  • Barrie Sheppard, National Parents Forum for Scotland   
  • Barbara Coupar, Scottish Catholic Education Service 
  • Graham Hutton, School Leaders Scotland 
  • Seamus Searson, Scottish Secondary Teachers Association 
  • Margery McMahon, Scottish Council of Deans of Education 
  • Dougie Atkinson, Community Trade Union 
  • Duncan Lawrie, Teacher 
  • Sam Anson, Scottish Government (Chair) 
  • Stuart Robb, Scottish Government 
  • Zak Tuck, Scottish Government 
  • Scott Brand, Scottish Government (Secretary) 




Strategic Board for Teacher Education (SBTE)
c/o Scottish Government
Learning Directorate
Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 244 4000 or 0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobile)

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