The newly appointed head of Castlebrae Community School has set improving attendance by pupils and improving the learning environment as her targets for the job.
Norma Prentice told the school’s morning assembly (pictured) on Wednesday that her appointment to the permanent post followed an interview of shortlisted candidates earlier this week.
“I feel very happy professionally,” she told ChronicleOnLine.
“We think the key… is the teaching in all the classrooms and we have tried to improve the teaching and learning so that the children want to come in and they want to achieve.
“It’s all about creating that ethos of ambition in the school, which I don’t think was there previously and I think the young people can see that by coming to Castlebrae they can achieve greater things.”
Pupils at Castlebrae have received letters for their parents informing them of Mrs Prentice’s appointment.
She has been working as interim head of the school since June 2014 and was subject to interview by students at Castlebrae as part of the appointments process.
You can watch our film report and the full interview with Norma Prentice here: