The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity Number SC046818).

We are governed by a small group of volunteers who form our Board of Trustees...

Jon Bolton
Trustee / Secretary / Web Team
Jon is a qualified social worker with over 25 years experience in a variety of practice settings. He is now a consultant and trainer - and also a Social Work Read More
Moira Godfrey
Trustee / Web Team
Gillian Muir
Trustee / Web Team
Gillian has been a Practice Educator for over 20 years. She held a number of Practice Learning posts in Local Authorities and an HEI. Gillian has been involved with practice Read More
Gail Murphy
Gail has practised as a social worker in Dundee since 1992: fourteen years in local authority with children and families and from 2006 as a senior practitioner with Barnardos. Practice education became an Read More
Kirstin Parkes
Kirstin is a lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. She also works one day per week as a practice teacher supervising students across the courses in a range Read More
Cath Shaw
Cath started as a Practice Learning and Development Officer in December 2018 with Learning Network West and remains an active practice teacher. Cath has 15 years of experience as a Read More
Fiona Stansfield
Trustee / Chair
Fiona's social work experience has mainly been in adult care services working with a variety of individuals who require services and support within a local authority setting. She qualified as Read More


Trustees' Activity

The Trustees are very active on behalf of the membership - attending meetings, taking part in consultation events, promoting the work of ScOPT, supporting members... and much more. Read more about what the Trustees are up to...