Primary EIS Candidates

Created on: 09 Jan 2020 | Last modified: 12 Jan 2022


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Tom Britton

I have been honoured to serve as an elected teacher member on the GTCS Council for the past four years.

I have served on the main Council and on the PRA Committee. I have seen my role as providing a strong
and committed teacher voice at the heart of every GTCS discussion and decision. I have also been proud to be an EIS supported candidate and am currently an active EIS activist. I have been a teacher for over 20 years, working in Primary mainstream and Special Schools. Keeping the GTCS independent with a strong teacher voice is crucial.

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Lilian Field
Headteacher / Aberdeenshire

As a current member of GTCS Council, representing teachers and headteachers, I would aim to continue
to ensure that teacher voice, high quality professional learning opportunities, equality and diversity are central to the vision for Scottish Education.

An active EIS member, I wish to see the GTCS continue as a highly respected, teacher led and teacher funded organisation. I believe that the GTCS should continue to operate independently of Government, leading on the management of teachers’ professional learning, offering support for the health and wellbeing of members and ensuring standards of initial teacher education are of the highest quality.

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Omar Kettlewell
South Lanarkshire

I am currently a member of GTCS Council and am seeking re-election. I have worked across all stages of
Primary and am passionate about making a difference within Scottish education. I am a qualified nurture
practitioner and am also passionate about exploring Philosophy with children and about early years practice.

I have served on GTCS Council throughout the pandemic, and in school have supported teachers,
pupils and families through many challenges, amidst an ever-changing landscape.

My priority is to represent teachers in a way that reflects the reality of classroom practice and day to day school life at this time.