Tony Finn is Chair of SCEL’s Board of Directors. He also chairs the Board Recruitment and Evaluation Sub-Committee, and is a member of SCEL’s International Advisory Board.
Currently part-time Professor of Teacher Education and Professionalism at the University of Glasgow, Tony was CEO of GTC Scotland until his retirement in October 2013. He was awarded the CBE for services to Education in January 2014.
Tony began his career as a Modern Languages teacher and for almost 18 years was Head Teacher of St Andrew’s High School, Kirkcaldy, a school which won a number of national awards and commendations. Before moving to GTC Scotland, he was Senior Manager (Depute Director) for Education in Fife Council, with an overview of around 60 schools and wide strategic responsibilities including assessment, curriculum, learning and teaching and links with trade unions.
He has served on national committees on many issues, including curriculum, CPD, leadership and management and is keen to promote good practice in collegiality, pedagogy and leadership. He contributes regularly to educational conferences, seminars and events in Scotland, the UK and overseas.