Welcome back everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely summer and enjoyed the good weather in July.
At the very end of last session I was successful in obtaining a seconded post as School Group Manager within the authority. This means I will be working with a group of schools across Midlothian and be based at Fairfield House in Dalkeith. The post is a secondment for two years and after that time I will return to Lasswade Primary.
During this time Mrs Doyle will be Acting Head Teacher, Mrs Welsh and Mrs Stevenson will share the post of Acting Depute and Miss Reid will be Acting Principal Teacher. I appreciate this means some disruption to classes but we have tried to ensure this is minimal. Mrs Welsh will be out of class on a Monday and Tuesday and her class will be covered by Mrs Knox. Mrs Stevenson will be out of class on a Wednesday and Thursday and her class will be covered by Mrs Elizabeth Thomson. Miss Reid will be out of nursery on a Friday morning and nursery will be covered by Mr Henderson.
I am looking forward to this new challenge but sad to be leaving Lasswade for a while. I have really loved the last 9 years, working with fantastic children, who are so well supported by their families. I believe Lasswade is one of the very best schools in Midlothian and I feel privileged to have been Head Teacher here.
I will be leaving around the September weekend and will let everyone know when the date is finalised. Mrs Doyle and I have worked hard over the summer to ensure plans are in place for this session to support a smooth transition. I have every confidence in the new Senior Leadership team and their commitment to taking forward these plans.