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Scott McEwan has joined Alva Academy as the school’s newly appointed headteacher. He joins from St Ninian’s in Kirkintilloch where he was depute headteacher, and succeeds Sharee MacKerron who retired from her post at Alva at the end of last term.
Scott began his teaching career as a probationer History and Modern Studies teacher in Wishaw, before moving to posts in Cumbernauld and Kirkintilloch. In the short time he’s been at Alva, Scott has already been impressed by the warm welcome he’s received, where he’s been made to feel very much part of the Alva Academy family.
Scott said: “My first impressions of the school have been extremely positive. Our young people are a credit to their families, and I am very impressed with the dedication of my colleagues and the fantastic relationship they have with our learners. My teaching career has provided me with experiences that affirm my belief that relationships are the cornerstone of a successful school community, and I will be working very hard to sustain these strong relationships at Alva. I am very excited by the great work that has taken place so far and the opportunities that lie ahead for the whole Alva Academy community.”
Cllr Graham Lindsay, Spokesperson for Education commented: “I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Scott in his new role leading the team at Alva Academy. Scott has already seen the great work that is ongoing at Alva and throughout the Education Service to help ensure that high aspirations and positive outcomes are the expected norm for every young person in Clackmannanshire. I look forward to seeing the impact that Scott and his team have to help Alva Academy pupils reach their full potential.”