About Alison Allan
Alison is a Senior Manager in Education and Youth Employment with North Ayrshire Council. She has responsibility for a range of activities related to learning and teaching within the Primary and Secondary schools in North Ayrshire. Alison is a local area Manager for schools across North Ayrshire. She also has responsibility for Leadership at all levels, as well as Professional Learning in the authority. This ranges from NQTs through to Head teachers. Alison represents ADES on the GTCS Professional Update group and is a local authority representative on SCEL’s Into Headship Design group.
Alison’s previous role was that of Vice Principal and before that as an Associate Director in the College Sector, where she had overall responsibility for learning and teaching. She has also worked for Education Scotland as an Associate Assessor for the last 16 years.
Born in Fife, but relocated to Ayrshire in 2002, she is happily married to Garry and between them have three children and two step children. Alison studied and lived in England in the late 1980’s, where she completed a Degree in English, whilst also competing as an International sprinter. She later returned to University to complete a Masters in Management and later completed her Postgraduate qualifications in teaching.
Alison supports developments in North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Argyll and Bute.