We always aim for excellence by:
- Challenging and motivating ourselves to develop the knowledge and skills we need to achieve our full potential as successful learners.
- Developing confident individuals in a safe, caring and healthy environment.
- Meeting the challenges of today and the future with a positive attitude as responsible citizens in any community.
- Valuing, respecting and empowering all of us to contribute effectively.
The School Leadership Team comprises a Head Teacher and three Depute Head Teachers who have remits which link to the school aims and are constructed to be aligned with the broad areas contained within The Journey to Excellence.
Acting Head Teacher, Mr Michael Paul:
Aim – meeting the challenges of today and the future with a positive attitude as responsible citizens in any community Journey to Excellence Broad Area – Vision & Leadership.
Acting Depute Head Teacher, Mrs Iona Reid:
Aim – challenging and motivating us to develop the knowledge and skills we need to achieve our full potential as successful learners Journey to Excellence Broad Area – Learning & Teaching.
Acting Depute Head Teacher, Mrs Laura Thomson:
Aim – developing confident individuals in a safe, caring and healthy environment Journey to Excellence Broad Area – Culture & Ethos.
Depute Head Teacher, Mrs Susanne Henderson:
Aim – valuing, respecting and empowering all of us to contribute effectively Journey to Excellence Broad Areas – Partnership and People.
Developing a shared vision, values and aims relevant to the school and its community:
We are committed to ensuring that we achieve the highest possible standards and success for all learners. All of our permanent staff show commitment to shared educational values and professional standards. The School Leadership Team provides strong leadership which has enabled our school to make some improvements. Our vision evolves through ongoing reflection and debate across the school and community. These are shaped by our clear understanding of the social, economic and cultural context in which children, young people and their families live alongside our awareness of current policy and practice. Through effective leadership at all levels, our school community works together and strives to turn the shared vision into a reality.
Strategic planning for continuous improvement:
The School Leadership Team creates conditions where staff feel confident to initiate wellinformed change and are committed to collective responsibility in the process of change. The Senior Leadership Team guides and manages the strategic direction and pace of change. They take good account of assessment of risk to ensure we follow through on strategies for achieving change. We strive to protect time for professional dialogue, collegiate learning and self-evaluation, so that all members of our school community can contribute to our plans for continuous improvement.
Implementing improvement and change:
Staff at all levels take responsibility for implementing change and promoting equality and social justice across all their work. The School Leadership Team in our school community promotes and supports innovation, creativity and practitioner enquiry which lead to positive change. They work collaboratively to develop a clear rationale and choose appropriate approaches to effectively facilitate change leading to greater equity for all learners. We continually reflect on and develop our practice taking account of our self-evaluation and vision for continuous improvement. Creative approaches are integral to the thinking and practice of staff, pupils and partners. We have effective strategies in place to monitor and evaluate the impact of changes on outcomes for learners and the work of our school.