PETER PEACOCK, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE

PETER PEACOCK, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE

It is with regret that the Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association learned today of the resignation through ill-health of Peter Peacock, Minister for Education and Young People.

“While we fully understand the choice he has made”, said David Eaglesham, the Association's General Secretary, “and wish him future health and happiness, his departure is a significant loss for the education community in Scotland.”

“In his time as Minister”, Mr Eaglesham continued, “he has undoubtedly had the good of young people in Scotland at the forefront of his agenda throughout and has been one of the most able ministers to have held the post. Representatives from the Association met with him only last Tuesday and he remained as dynamic and committed as ever.”

Mr Eaglesham concluded, “We thank him for his contribution to Scottish education and sincerely hope that he enjoys improved health in the future.”

Further details fromDAVID EAGLESHAM

General Secretary

Published on 11 December 2007 - Press Releases
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