These teachers proved they’re top of the class at a recent awards ceremony.
Seven of the council’s senior teachers were recognised for attaining the Standard for Headship recently.
Headship is a framework for aspiring head teachers and identifies qualities that are required to succeed in the role.
Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the children, young people and lifelong learning committee, and Councillor Ros Surtees, vice-chairman, praised the teachers following the award.
They said:“It’s magnificent that seven of our senior school leaders have achieved the Standard for Headship.
“This demonstrates their commitment to their profession and their aspiration to develop as effective school leaders.
“We wholeheartedly congratulate them on this significant achievement and wish them continuing success in their leadership role.”
The teachers are Lesley Farrell, headteacher at Johnstonebridge and Nethermill Primary; Ruth Cubbon, principal teacher at St Michael’s Primary; Claire Storey, principal teacher at St Ninian’s Primary; Alison Chambers, deputy headteacher at Moffat Academy; Melinda Clark, headteacher at Hoddom, Hottsbridge and Eaglesfield Primary Schools; Jamie Farquhar, deputy head teacher at Dumfries Academy and Kenny Pullen, principal teacher at Dumfries High School.
Shining stars Dr Gillian Brydson, the council’s head of education, with the teachers