Education consultant to assess impact of construction on school pupils

Shetland Islands Council has appointed an education consultant to assess how building a new Anderson High School at the Knab might affect pupils being taught in the midst of construction activity.

Michael O’Neill, a former teacher who was once director of education for North Lanarkshire Council, has been brought in as part of the current independent review which is comparing the relative merits of building at the Knab or moving to a fresh site at Clickimin/Staney Hill, as the SIC had originally decided to do 10 years ago.

The idea of hiring an educationalist to look at the impact on pupils was not part of the original brief for the review but was suggested subsequently in a bid to address parents’ concerns.

Mr O’Neill will also assess whether there would be any impact on pupils from building on a fresh site and shifting Shetland’s biggest school across town.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.