Thursday 19th April 2012 – Michael Wood, Director of Education,Dundee City Council
Michael Wood took up the post of Director of Education in Dundee in July 2011. He started his teaching career over 30 years ago as a primary school teacher. This was followed by a series of promoted posts and two headships before he joined the inspectorate in 1996. During his time as an HMI, he was involved in a wide range of positions including that of Project Manager for the Journey to Excellence series and District Inspector for Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Aberdeen City councils. In 2009, he took up the position as Head of Education in Dundee before moving into his present post.
Michael spoke last session. His tiopic was “The educational lanscape – shifting sands or tectonic plates”. Tonight he will reflect on his role as director working within unprecidented fiscal constraints.
Rumours that there will be a retiring collection in aid of Scottish Education are exactly that (no need for the Aberdeedn or Brechin folk to sit at the back).
Subject: “Managing Education through Austerity and Contraction”