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Highland Council announces head teacher appointments

By Louise Glen

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Councillor John Finlayson.
Councillor John Finlayson.

Highland Council has announced two head teacher appointments.

Kirsty Guthrie and Emily Brown have been appointed to primary schools in the Inverness-shire area.

Ms Guthrie joins the local authority as head teacher at Farr Primary School, by Inverness, from her current position as a principal teacher in Kinnoull Primary School in PerthShe also deputised for the Head Teacher and acted as mentor for probationer teachers.

Ms Guthrie was also the school’s child protection officer, working in conjunction with children, staff and parents ensuring that interventions were targeted to support children with additional support needs and also those who are achieving at levels higher than expected.

She is looking forward to moving to Highland and to begin working with the Farr Primary School community in the New Year.

Ms Brown joins us as a cluster head teacher for Invergarry and Spean Bridge Primary Schools.

Prior to her new appointment, she was acting head teacher for the Invergarry and Spean Bridge Primary Cluster.

Ms Brown was awarded a post graduate diploma in primary education from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Arts from Pacific University in Oregon, USA. She was seconded to the role of primary science development officer for the RAiSE programme in The Highland Council and previously worked in the cluster as the principal teacher (curriculum) for Spean Bridge Primary.

Chairman of the education committee, Cllr John Finlayson said: “I would like to welcome and congratulate both Kirsty and Emily on their new roles. Both will bring a wealth of experience to their school communities and I look forward to working with each of them in the New Year.”

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