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Management Team

  • Feb 16 / 2014
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Management Team

Senior ManagementExtended ManagementAdditional StaffSupport StaffAbbreviations

Head Teacher (Mr. M. Dewar)

The curriculum and all matters relating to the quality of education for all learners. More specifically: Strategic overview of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE); Raising Attainment; the Delegated Management of Resources; all staff matters including appointments and welfare; school discipline; partnership in the broadest sense, Principal adviser to the Parents’ Council.

Depute Head Teacher (Mrs. P. Crean)

  • Deputising for the Head Teacher in his absence (rotation)
  • Year Group Head S1
  • Pupil Support
  • Primary/Secondary Liaison

SMT/CfE Links –

  • Pupil Support (Pastoral Care/SfL/Bridge Base)
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Inclusion & Equality
  • Personal Support
  • Skye House

Depute Head Teacher (Mr. S. Wilson)

  • Deputising for the Head Teacher in his absence (rotation)
  • Year Group Head S6
  • Raising Attainment
  • Tracking and Monitoring
  • +16 Co-ordinator
  • Timetable and Options Overview
  • Curriculum Structures
  • Religious Observance/Assemblies
  • Enterprise/Finance
  • Skills for Lifelong Learning and Work
  • Employability

SMT/CfE  Links –

  • ICT
  • Technical
  • Bute House

 Depute Head Teacher (Mrs. P. Kirkwood)

  • Deputising for the Head Teacher in his absence (rotation)
  • Year Group Head S3
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Improvement Planning
  • Parental Engagement/Family Learning

SMT/ CfE  Links –

  • English/Literacy/Library
  • Modern Languages
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mull House

 Depute Head Teacher (Mr. B. Gillen)

  • Deputising for the Head Teacher in his absence (rotation)
  • Year Group Head S4 and S5
  • SQA Co-ordinator
  • Professional Development (including CPD Coordinator/overview of Collegiate Groups)
  • Absence Cover (SQA)
  • School’s Activities Week
  • School Dances
  • Staff Matters

SMT /CfE Links –

  • Maths/Numeracy
  • Social Subjects/RMPS
  • Citizenship
  • Arran House

Acting Depute Head Teacher (Mrs. N. Maynes)

  • Deputising for the Head Teacher in his absence (rotation)
  • Year Group Head S2
  • Achievement (including Awards Ceremonies, House System, Wider Achievement and Promotion, Extra Curricular)
  • Pupil Leadership
  • Pupil Voice
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Probationer and Student Teachers
  • Partners
  • Dress Code

SMT/CfE  Links –

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
  • STEM
  • Sustainability
  • Bute House

Education Support Manager (Mrs. K. Taylor)

  • Computerised Administration
  • Statistical Returns
  • SQA Arrangements (supporting SQA Co-ordinator)
  • Finance/Budgets
  • Room Allocations
  • Liaison with Architects and oversight of School Repairs
  • Delegated Management of Resources
  • Absence Cover
  • Management of APT & C Staff
  • School Calendar
  • Health and Safety
  • School Transport (including Travel Plan)
  • ICT Co-ordinator

SMT/CfE  Links –

  • Bute House

Principal Teachers/Faculty Heads Curriculum

The school has 12 Principal Teachers/Faculty Heads Curriculum:

  • Mr. C. Chambers (Health & Wellbeing – FH)
  • Mr. T. Church (Bridge Base – PT)
  • Mrs. P. Donaghy (English – PT)
  • Miss. M. Fraser (Expressive Arts – AFH)
  • Mr. A. Henry (Technical – AFH)
  • Mrs. R. Hume (Social Subjects – FH)
  • Mr. P. Long (Biology/Physics – FH)
  • Ms. A. McGowan (ICT – FH)
  • Mrs. J. McKeown (Modern Languages – PT)
  • Mrs. F. McLaughlin (Mathematics – PT)
  • Mrs. C. O’Donnell (Support for Learning – PT)
  • Mrs. M. Wimpenny (Chemistry – PT)

They take responsibility for the organisation of learning and teaching within their own department/faculty. They have a responsibility to ensure that suitable course work is provided for all pupils and to monitor and review this in line with school, local authority and national guidelines, particularly in the light of Curriculum for Excellence. They play a key management role within the school and endeavour to keep parents informed of how they can work together with the department, for the benefit of the children.

Principal Teachers Pastoral Care

The school has 4 Principal Teachers Pastoral Care:

  • Mrs. C. Gillespie (Mull House)
  • Mrs. L. Hendry (Arran House)
  • Ms. S. Stewart (Skye House)
  • Mr. C. Wake (Bute House)

Pastoral Care staff have a responsibility for the general welfare of each pupil in their House. They maintain an oversight of records and the attendance of pupils. They also make every effort to monitor the curricular progress of individual pupils and provide personal, vocational and curricular Pastoral Care. Personal and Social Education courses are managed by Pastoral Care staff.

Pastoral Care staff endeavour to ensure all pupils are interviewed at least once per session. They are normally the first point of parental contact with the school.

Instrumental Tutors

Mr. A. Cowie

Miss. G. Craven

Miss. M. Currie

Mrs. J. Kerr


Mrs. A. Mann

Mrs. R. Scully


Mrs. L. Gordon

Ms. C. McCulloch


Miss. K. Fry (ASNA)

Mrs. J. Johnston (ASNA)

Mrs. K. McNab (ASNA)

Mrs. C. Park (ASNA)


Mrs. J. Bolder (ASNA)

Mrs. T. Jamieson (ASNA)

Ms. L. Kidd (ASNA)

Mrs. AM. Linden (ASNA)

Mrs. L. McMahon (ASNA)

Mrs. M. Stewart (ASNA)

Mrs. S. Sutton (ASNA)


Mrs. H. Clark

Mr. S. McDonald

Miss. W. Tait


Mrs. J. Boyle

Mrs. A. Fulton

Mrs. L. Goodwin

Ms. C. Noble


Mrs. K. Docherty (Team Leader)

Mrs. H. McQueenie (Admin. Assistant)

Ms. C. Bowden (Clerical Assistant)

Mrs. J. Hards (Clerical Assistant)

Miss. C. McLellan (Clerical Assistant)

Mrs. S. Rooney (Clerical Assistant)

Mrs. S. Shotter (Clerical Assistant)

Mrs. E. Pye (Peripatetic  Assistant)


Mr. S. Kennedy

Mr. A. Slimming (Janitor/Cleaner)

Mr. M. Donaldson (Janitor/Cleaner)


Mrs. L. Docherty (Supervisor)

Mrs. E. Fraser (Supervisor)


Ms. L. Johnstone (Caterer)

AFH – Acting Faculty Head

ASNA – Additional Specialist Needs Assistant

CfE – Curriculum for Excellence

FH – Faculty Head

ICT – Information and Communication Technology

JS – Job Share

P – Probationer

PC – Pastoral Care

PT – Principal Teacher

RMPS – Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

SMT – Senior Management Team