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Eileen Prior

Executive Director, Connect

Eileen Prior FRSA is Executive Director of Connect, Formerly Scottish Parent Teacher Council, a long-standing charity which is focused on strengthening parental engagement in education to improve outcomes for young people.

Eileen joined Connect in 2010 and has been responsible for strengthening the organisation’s position as a key source of support, information and advice around family engagement: the charity provides a range of supports and training to parents, parent groups and educators, including professional learning programmes.

Having spent most of her career as a PR professional, both running her own business and as a director of the Scottish operation of Weber Shandwick, Eileen previously served on the GTCS and as a volunteer board member with a range of organisations which promote parental involvement in children’s services. She currently serves as a member of SQA’s Advisory Council.