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Neil McLennan

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Neil McLennan is Head of History at Tynecastle High School in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also a committee member of the Scottish Association of Teachers of History (SATH). He is currently on secondment to Learning and Teaching Scotland as a National Development Officer for Enterprise in Education. Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) provides advice to Scottish ministers on matters of curriculum and assessment as well as information and communication technologies. In this role he has responsibility for learning across the curriculum. He is responsible for knowledge transfer skill development, building employer and business links and embedding enterprise approaches across the curriculum. Neil has previously been a seconded head of faculty as Principal Teacher (Curriculum) English & Social Studies. He wrote the History guidelines for Enterprise in Education in order to assist teachers in enhancing active approaches to teaching history as well as explicit skill development in the subject. He regularly leads school and teacher in-service training course and residential courses on themes such as active learning, history education and education change. Neil also delivers and facilitates courses for students on maximising potential, skill development, study skills and exam preparation. In his previous local authority he was Curriculum Support Team Leader (History) for West Lothian Council.

 

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