Episode 8

This episode takes as its focus the topic of education, with two guest speakers from the University of Glasgow’s School of Education.

Kezia Dugdale speaks to Louise Hayward, Professor of Educational Assessment and Innovation, who reflects on the recent controversies over school exams in the UK over the last year and the future of student assessment in schools.  

Graeme Roy talks to Chris Chapman, Professor of Education Policy and Practice and Director of Policy Scotland, about the current state of Scotland’s schools, progress on narrowing the attainment gap and that long-awaited OECD report into Scotland’s curriculum due next month. 

We also hear from Kirsty Peebles, Managing Director of News Direct, Spotlight’s new regular guest commentator. Kirsty shares her thoughts on what’s in store for newly formed Scottish Parliament in the coming weeks. 

Further links

Professor Chris Chapman UofG profile

Professor Louise Hayward UofG profile