Neil McLennan is Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes for the School of Education, University of Aberdeen.
Neil has held a number of key roles in supporting change and improvement in education. After a teaching career in the central belt he was seconded to Learning & Teaching Scotland (now Education Scotland) as a National Development Officer. After two successful secondments implementing national policy he moved to the North East as Quality Improvement Officer (Education, Culture and Sport) for Aberdeen City Council where he also undertook a period as Acting Service Manager (Schools & Curriculum). He continues to be a Reading Champion for Aberdeen City Council and is also a Burgess of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen.
Neil has led a number of national education organisations and professional membership bodies. He is a former President of both the Scottish Association of Teachers of History (SATH) and the Enterprise Practitioners’ Association (EPA). Neil was a co-chair of the Young Academy of Scotland Facilitating Group and remains a Trustee of the RSE Scotland SCIO. Neil was the chair of the YAS Curriculum for Excellence Working Group and the Excellence in Education Groups. These groups engaged in issues as diverse as inter-disciplinary learning, numeracy, skill development, aspirations and the recruitment and retention of teachers.