Position：Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Short CV：He and his Directorate team have been actively involved in working with all sectors of education to develop and support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. This has included preparing support for practitioners through exemplification for the eight curriculum areas, and the organisation of curriculum delivery in ways that take account of Curriculum for Excellence policies and reflect local contexts and priorities.
Through very close liaison with education authorities, his Directorate provides support and guidance to promote key national initiatives, such as approaches to assessment that underpin Curriculum for Excellence. Current activities include building capacity across education authorities and their partners in taking forward key aspects of Quality Assurance and Moderation, and in preparing initial materials for inclusion in the National Assessment Resource.
Before joining Education Scotland, Alan was a Director of Learning and Teaching Scotland. As a member of HM Inspectorate of Education, he held various posts, including National Specialist and District Inspector, and was seconded within Scottish Government to work on policy initiatives.