As I have been asked to provide my biography and a picture on many an occasion, I thought that I’d add it to my blog. You can read more about my background, interests and thematic expertise here.
My Biography (full version)
Lee started his career as a secondary school teacher and has taught in many schools throughout Scotland. Attending The University of Strathclyde from 1997 to 2001, he graduated with Honours as a Bachelor of Education in Design and Technology. Later, he pursued his interest in supporting young people and maintained a post as Principal Teacher of Pupil Support. At this time his creative approach and professional development in pastoral welfare and transition planning were recognised nationally by The General Teaching Council (Scotland), Learning and Teaching Scotland and The Scottish Government. In 2009, Lee was seconded to the Enterprise and Employability for Young People Division of the Government’s Lifelong Learning Directorate, and later within the Youth Employability and Skills Division, where he was responsible for the national indicator on positive and sustained school leaver destinations – 16+ Learning Choices. He has managed transformational change in Scottish education and has written policy frameworks to support Curriculum for Excellence, working with local government and national organisations such as Skills Development Scotland, The Scottish Funding Council, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and Scotland’s Colleges. Lee is a member of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and The International Bureau of Education Community of Practice for Curriculum Development and has spoken and consulted on education issues around the world. His current interests are in education reform and policy development, 21st century approaches to learning and teaching, supporting young people, monitoring and tracking post-16 transitions. Lee is currently studying international politics, conflict and cooperation.
My Biography (short version)
Lee has worked most of his professional life in secondary schools across Scotland. His achievements and reputation for straight talking, leadership and creativity led him to advise The Scottish Government and international organisations, panels and think tanks on supporting young people, transition planning and developing skills for learning, life and work.