Comment posted Major success for Argyll and Bute Council education staff and for Kilmodan school by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.
Regarding the update which reads ‘Auileen Goodall is an Educational Development Officer – not a Quality Improvement Officer. This keeps the pressure on the question of just what the very many QIOs at Argyll and Bute council actually do and whether that is worth what it costs us’
This is an important point of discussion. It would be interesting to know what are the remits of both roles and how much overlap is there. Based purely on title (which can obviously be misleading) they certainly appear to be roles which must have a lot of similar responsibilities. Are we getitng value for money from these two roles?
Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll also commented
- Yet another success for a school the previous administration, and in particular Cllr Marshall’s criteria, would have us believe is failing.
A little encouragement and a little support and our rural schools can, and do, demonstrate quite how effective they are and quite how well they deliver education.
Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll
- On nationalism
I can’t believe that when there is so much of significance to be debated people are still banging on about a small number of English outlets or taxi drivers not accepting Scottish pound notes. I have travelled up and down to England countless times over the past twenty years and yes I have had a Scottish note knocked back on a very small number of occasions. All bar two occasions I have managed, pretty easily, to persuade the person they can take the note. Whilst I accept some others may have had more difficulty it is hardly a major hardship and pretty easy to avoid.
I have also had problems getting Northern Irish notes accepted in Scotland. In fact I have had more trouble using Northern Irish money in Scotland than I have Scottish money in England.
So are Scottish businesses and taxi drivers not treating the Northern Irish equally?
Do you know how I get round it? I make sure I don’t take NI notes back to Scotland or if I do it is a very small amount and then I go to a cash point in Scotland and get some money out (or I take Scottish notes with me so I have some when I get back). Disaster avoided!
- Sunday Times commissioned study on indy setup costs
Isn’t Scotland’s savings on trident what the White Paper refers to as savings from reducing defence and security spending? If so the White Paper has already committed those savings to eight bullet pointed areas of commitment.
If I shop in Iceland instead of Morrisons and save £15 a week I can either buy 4 pints of beer, a DVD or maybe a Sky TV subscription – I can’t buy all three!
- Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
Is the orange march normally televised or are you just referring to clips of it on the news?
- Scottish National Party selects candidate for by-election in Oban North and Lorn
We have secrecy over voting for a good reason. Councillors are entitled to it just as much as anyone
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
Jim Murphy said this
The spontaneous audiences also produce some characters. My favourite so far was a man claiming to be ‘the Oban Seagull Whisperer”. He turned up in the West Highland capital with the sole aim of persuading the call of nature of said seagulls to disrupt our session. I think the bag of chips in his hand were a bigger calling signal than any of his silent sounds.
If people can’t see that is a joke then heaven help us!
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