Acting Head appointed
The Highland Council has appointed Mrs Janet Macleod as Acting Head Teacher at Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis. Mrs Macleod, a fluent Gaelic speaker from Skye, was the school’s first Head Teacher when it opened in 2007. She will undertake the role for the duration of the first term of the 2014-15 school session, until the October break.
Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chair of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee said: “I am delighted that we have made an excellent interim appointment which will ensure that the pupils, staff and parents will see continuity in the management of the school. Mrs Macleod’s experience and knowledge will be tremendous assets for the school and I would like to thank her for agreeing to work alongside the school and the community, as we start the process of filling the post on a permanent basis.”
Councillor Hamish Fraser, Chair of the Council’s Gaelic Implementation Group added: “Janet Macleod’s appointment gives me enormous pleasure. She was the school’s first Head Teacher and I am pleased that she will return to see confident and successful Gaelic pupils in an expanding school. Indeed, these are testament to her vision and efforts during the school’s formative years.”
In the meantime, after the schools resume on 18 August, the Council will be advertising for a permanent, fluent Gaelic speaking Head Teacher.