THE NEW headteacher at Aith Junior High School is to be Barbara Morris, the current depute head.
Mrs Morris will take up her appointment when Jim Nicolson, who has been headteacher at Aith for the past six years, retires in October.
Mrs Morris said: “It is a privilege to be involved in the active learning community that is Aith Junior High. The school receives superb support from parents and our many partners who help make learning relevant and fun.”
Mrs Morris began her teaching career in 1973 when she moved to Shetland. She started teaching at Cunningsburgh Primary School in August 1976 and moved to Bell’s Brae Primary School in 1977 before taking up a post at Sound Primary School. She held several different teaching posts there between 1980 and 1993.
She then took up the post of assistant headteacher of the primary department at Aith Junior High School in November 1993 and has been depute headteacher there since 2003.
Mrs Morris said that she was “delighted” to accept the post of headteacher.
She said: “There is a committed and creative staff at Aith. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone to maintain the high standards evident in the school and to embracing the challenges posed by new educational developments over the next few years.”
Helen Budge, head of schools, said she was pleased that there would be continuity for the community of Aith, and that developments at Aith Junior High School would continue to meet the needs of the children and young people who attend the school.