New head teacher at Liv­ingston Vil­lage

Pri­mary school role

West Lothian Courier - - News - Sean O’Neil

A new head teacher has been ap­pointed to a West Loth­ian pri­mary school.

Jackie Mill has been ap­pointed as the new head teacher at Liv­ingston Vil­lage Pri­mary School. Be­fore tak­ing up post, Jackie was the con­sor­tium de­pute head teacher across four pri­mary schools in West Loth­ian, as­sist­ing two new head teach­ers, Joanne McKis­sack and Ni­cola Hamil­ton. Jackie Mill said: “Work­ing along­side Joanne and Ni­cola I was in­spired by what they did and the pos­i­tive im­pact they had on their school and com­mu­nity. It kin­dled a de­sire within me to be the kind of school leader who would be a force to af­fect pos­i­tive change in the lives of young peo­ple.”

After grad­u­at­ing with a B. Ed Hons de­gree in Pri­mary Ed­u­ca­tion from Stir­ling Uni­ver­sity, Jackie man­aged and taught in var­i­ous pri­mary schools, across au­thor­i­ties and in state and pri­vate nurs­eries. She lived and worked in the USA for over 13 years be­fore com­ing back to Scot­land to take up a post at Spring­field Pri­mary School in Lin­lith­gow.

Jackie Mill, said: “I am de­lighted to have been ap­pointed as the new head teacher at Liv­ingston Vil­lage Pri­mary School. This is a great school and I am con­fi­dent work­ing along­side pupils, par­ents and staff we will con­tinue to help grow it into a vi­brant cen­tre of ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence. Since tak­ing up my post I have been im­mensely en­cour­aged by the wel­come and sup­port I have re­ceived from pupils, staff and par­ents alike. I be­lieve we all share a com­mon de­sire to achieve the high­est stan­dards, em­brace chal­lenges and jointly im­ple­ment new and ex­cit­ing ini­tia­tives in or­der to im­prove the qual­ity of learn­ing, teach­ing and rais­ing of at­tain­ment.”

Ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lor for ed­u­ca­tion, David Dodds com­mented: “On be­half of West Loth­ian coun­cil I would like to wel­come Jackie to her new post. I am sure she will be a great ad­di­tion to the team.”

New ap­point­ment Jackie Mill is the new head teacher at Liv­ingston Vil­lage Pri­mary

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