Aboyne Academy welcomes new Head

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Following the October holiday’s Aboyne Academy has welcomed it’s new Head Teacher Lorraine Scott into the role.

Throughout her careerLorraine has worked in a number of different schools having begun at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar teaching her favourite subject of Biology and then becoming Principal Teacher at Craigie High School.

She also spent eight years as Faculty Head of Science at Forfar Academy and has held secondments within Learning and Teaching Scotland as well as working as a development officer at Angus Council.

Most recently Lorraine was Depute Head Teacher and Acting Head Teacher at Portlethen Academy.

She said the highlight of her career has included extra-curricular activities such as an Ecotrip to Borneo and pupils versus staff golf matches.

Lorraine said: “The months I spent as Acting Head Teacher at Portlethen Academy were very rewarding and strengthened my desire to secure a permanent Head Teacher post.

“The experience I gained in my previous roles will undoubtedly prove invaluable in my new position.

“I am extremely proud to take on the role of Head Teacher at Aboyne Academy.

“The school has an excellent reputation and I’m looking forward to working with the school community to ensure there is continuous improvement.”

Lorraine’s daughter, Joanna, has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is currently studying a primary postgraduate teaching qualification.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Alison Evison said: “Aboyne Academy has an excellent reputation and I’m sure Lorraine is fitting right in, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leadership to the post.

“I know that Lorraine and the team at the school will build upon its successes and continue to support the achievements of its young people and I look forward to hearing all about them.”

Vice-chair Councillor Charles Buchan said: “As well as congratulating Lorraine on her new role, I would like to pay tribute to Raymond Jowett who retired as Head Teacher before the October break.

“Lorraine will lead a new chapter in the history of Aboyne Academy and I’m confident the school will continue to go from strength to strength.”