Please come and teach us, plead pupils in YouTube video

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

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

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