Dun­beg’s Sine McVicar goes to the top of the class

The Oban Times - - News -

SELF­LESS, ex­cep­tional and com­mit­ted were three words used to de­scribe Dun­beg Pri­mary School’s out­go­ing head­teacher Sine MacVicar, who won a life­time achieve­ment award last week, writes David McPhee.

Mrs MacVicar has de­voted 44-years to the school and her hard work was recog­nised at the Times Ed­u­ca­tional Sup­ple­ment (TES) School Awards 2017.

She was awarded the Life­time Achieve­ment Award af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated by her col­leagues. The judges of the cat­e­gory de­scribed Mrs MacVicar’s en­try as ‘ab­so­lutely stun­ning,’ say­ing: ‘She has put the school at the heart of the com­mu­nity and the time, en­ergy and com­mit­ment that she has ded­i­cated is ex­tra­or­di­nary.’

Speak­ing af­ter be­ing pre­sented with the award, Mrs MacVicar told the crowd: ‘Tonight I think I am nearly speech­less. I can­not tell you how proud I am, but how proud of what a won­der­ful pro­fes­sion to be a part of, hav­ing a won­der­ful team of staff be­hind me and I am just priv­i­leged and hon­oured. Thank you to ev­ery­one who has been in­volved in the judg­ing. I will take this proudly back to Dun­beg pri­mary on the west coast of Scot­land and I think they will be very proud as well.’

TES edi­tor Ann Mroz with Sine MacVicar and Jus­tine Green­ing, Sec­re­tary of State for Ed­u­ca­tion.

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