Undertaken in 2000 and resulting in the McCrone Report, the Committee of Inquiry carried out a comprehensive review of Scottish education. Prompted in part by threats of industrial action by teachers, the Report focused on improvements to the profession. Its recommendations included those relating to teachers' career structure, working conditions, and pay. It also made recommendations about minimum class sizes, the necessity for stable positions for probationary teachers, the effective use of classroom assistants, and the need to monitor teacher workload. The subsequent implementation of the Committee's recommendations has had far‐reaching effects on the working conditions of teachers in Scotland.