Please come and teach us, plead pupils in YouTube video
A Highland school has hit 8,000 views on Facebook after creating a YouTube video calling for their soon-to-be vacant head and deputy head teacher positions to be filled.
Gairloch High School pupils posted the video last week after staff were told they had two weeks to fill the posts. The students’ efforts caught the attention of tennis coach and Sunday Post columnist Judy Murray, who passed on their message to her 240,000 Twitter followers.
Teacher Emma Smith said: “Judy tweeting us lets the kids know that it’s really good we are putting their views forward and that the input they are having in this process will make a difference. It lets them know their opinions matter and they can make a difference for the future of their school.”
With May 21 as the application deadline, the school, which has 26 staff and 126 pupils, is hoping for the best candidates to come to the scenic area and fill their senior management team. Vanessa Quinn, chairwoman of the parent council, said: “There is a massive opportunity for anyone to come up to this beautiful part of Scotland and make a difference to these kids. We need to get it out there that we need people applying and focus on getting our leadership in place.”
A pupil in the video