10 May 2017
I write to inform you that I shall be moving on from Leith Academy at the beginning of next month.I am to take up a secondment to the Authority as Senior Education Officer, based in Waverley Court. The post is due to start on 5 June and will last for 12 months, in the first instance. Recruitment & selection procedures for the appointment of an acting headteacher will begin very soon.
While it is not an easy decision necessarily to move on from Leith Academy, even if only on a temporary basis, after some 15 years in the school, I feel that there is a committed staff and a strong senior team which will see the school continue to develop and flourish, under any new arrangements.
I would want to take this opportunity to thank the parent body of the school, and especially successive School Boards and Parent Councils, for their support of me over these years.