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...And covering Scotland’s independent sector will be a key part of that

When we took the decision to move our content completely online at the start of this year – ending 111 years of a printed publication, including a Scottish edition since 1965 – a key part of our planning for the new era involved independent schools. We had already stepped up our coverage of the Scottish independent sector in recent years, and it will continue to be an important area for us here at Tes. We want to hear about and reflect the innovation, issues and expertise that shape Scotland’s independent schools.

Our new all-digital Tes ( is designed to offer teachers and other educators easy-to-access sections so that readers can quickly find news, analysis and content on teaching and learning. It’s more focused than ever on supporting our mission to provide those in education with the information they need, when they need it. One key feature of our Scottish coverage – which can be found at – is a monthly long-read investigation, which will cover a wide range of topics over the coming months and years.

  • For news we ask what are the changes in policy, guidance and other issues that everyone involved in running a school needs to know about?
  • For analysis we are providing in-depth looks at why things are happening, when and how, and future gazing to assess impact.
  • For teaching and learning we provide the latest research, best-practice guides, and in-depth reviews of important issues that have an impact on pupil outcomes and teacher wellbeing. 

We want to hear from those working in independent schools about the stories you want us to cover, the questions you want answered by government and others, and the things you could write about to help us to help the profession improve.

How to get involved

Our Scotland team is always hungry for information about what they should be covering and how. If you have a story, would like to write for us or want to share feedback, contact:

Henry Hepburn (Scotland editor)

Emma Seith (Scotland reporter)

You can also follow them – and the main Tes Scotland account – on Twitter: @Henry_Hepburn @Emma_Seith @TesScotland

Henry and Emma, between them, have three decades of reporting experience with Tes, giving them unmatched expertise and knowledge among journalists writing about Scottish education. They do receive a lot of messages but endeavour to get back to everyone within two weeks

We want Tes to be something that teachers and other educators can rely upon, and which forms a fundamental part of their working lives.

We have written extensively about innovation in the independent sector and the policies that affect its schools, and some of our most thought-provoking writers in recent times work within it. As Tes enters an exciting new phase, coverage of independent schools will be an essential part of what we do.

Jon Severs is Editor of Tes Magazine -