• Do you have Scottish ancestors? Do you want to trace your Scottish roots and fill in the details of your Scottish family tree? Using the Scotland's People Centre at New Register House, I am able to examine birth, marriage and death certificates, census returns and tombstone inscriptions. For more info please click below.

  • I am proud to write for some of the country’s most respected publications on matters ranging from the Scottish Educational System to Genealogy. If you would like me to undertake any research or writing please get in touch or simply click below to view my most recent contributions.

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  • Drawing from decades of experience within the Scottish Educational system, I offer educational institutions training, research, consultancy and administrative support. My key areas are:
    • Educational leadership
    • School management
    • Behaviour management in schools
    • School Ethos
    • Course design
    • Scottish politics
    • History & culture

A very warm welcome

After 38 years working in education and local government, 13 of these as a head teacher and now a trainer for SCSSA, I believe I can support schools, local authorities and third sector organisations and offer high quality advice and training. My experience lies in school leadership, self-evaluation, inclusion, behaviour management, course design, literacy and, with three decades in community schools and a history of partnership working with statutory and voluntary organisations, the school and the community. I am also known as a columnist in TESS, SecEd and Holyrood Magazine and bring my experience and skill in writing to bear on the worlds of Scottish schools, public life and culture.


With years of experience to draw from, I offer a personalised family tree search. With three packages to choose from tracing your Scottish heritage could not be easier. To get started today just click below.



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Writing & Publications

I write regular columns on educational issues for the Times Educational Supplement Scotland, SecEd and Holyrood Magazine. I write for several other publications including The Herald, Scottish Review and Family Tree on education, Scottish politics and culture and genealogy.


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Consultancy & Training

I support teachers, schools, local authorities and others in a number of areas, but most specifically in relation to self-evaluation, leadership development, the inclusive school and behaviour management.



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What others say

"At all times you have put the needs and aspirations of your young people first, the hallmark of the true school master and Headteacher."


      Norman Drummond
Columba 1400


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    A Man’s Game
    In Scotland, we write books with big moral purposes: Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Jekyll and Hyde, The House with the Green Shutters.  Edinburgh-based writer, Alan Ness, has pulled off an unusual...
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  • The Attainment Challenge: What is the purpose of testing?
    The Attainment Challenge: What is the purpose of testing?
    Forty-three years ago, August 1973, I was a fresh-faced probationer, attending my first in-service day of my first teaching post in one of Edinburgh’s newly created comprehensive schools. The first agenda item,...
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49 Acredales, Linlithgow
West Lothian, EH49 6HY
United Kingdom.

Phone: +(44) 01506 848 259
Mobile: +(44) 0775 989 8890
Email: info@alexwood.org.uk



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