Class apart

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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

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