Secondary EIS Candidates

Created on: 09 Jan 2020 | Last modified: 12 Jan 2022

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Adam Sutcliffe

I am a Principal Teacher of Modern Languages at The Gordon Schools, Huntly and am currently President of my EIS Local Association. I also serve on EIS Council, Equalities Committee and the Anti-Racist Sub-Committee.

I have served on GTCS Council for the last 4 years and am a member of the Professional Regulatory Assurance Committee and the Decision Process Review Group. I am seeking re-election to serve a further term as I believe it is vital for experienced teachers, with an understanding of education on a national level, to commit and add their voice to this important role.

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Elizabeth Russell
Glasgow City Council, Education Services

I am a teacher who has taught in ASN and mainstream settings and have full registration across three curricular areas. This experience would allow me to represent you with confidence and ensure that the teacher’s voice from the classroom is heard.

A committed EIS member, I am completing accreditation to become a Learning Representative. By listening to my peers, I am able to ensure that the discussion around the evolving nature of the profession has teachers at its centre. I am seeking your support towards ensuring that the commitment and endeavour of Scotland’s teachers is reflected strongly in Council deliberations.

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John Wilson - Elected Unopposed
Headteacher, Edinburgh

I am privileged to be the Headteacher of Broughton HS in Edinburgh. It is a truly comprehensive school that serves a socially and ethnically diverse community. I have been an active member of the EIS for three decades.

I have supported the work of the GTCS through panel accreditation for the Standards. I believe the upholding of professional standards is vital for maintaining the quality of learners’ experiences and enabling collegiate support between teachers.

As a member of the GTCS I would seek to ensure that the Council reflects and supports the realities and aspirations of teachers in Scotland’s schools.

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Krysia Smyth

I work at Tynecastle HS and am the EIS rep. Past roles include being Curricular Leader of the CDT Faculty and work at the SQA. Currently, probationer mentoring and authority-wide collegiate working alongside development work with Education Scotland give me a wider perspective of my profession.

As a professional invested in teaching with the sense of realism of the impact the GTCS has on teachers, my voice has a place within the GTCS Council. I have a keen interest in the changing assessment system and the role establishments play in delivering an assessment system that will be fit for purpose.