Spence follows family tradition to become head teacher at Aith

New Aith head teacher Michael Spence.

Unst man Michael Spence is following a family tradition by being appointed as the new head teacher for Aith Junior High School.

His father Charlie was formerly head at Mossbank and Sound Primary Schools, while his uncles Andy and Ian were in charge at Baltasound Junior High School and the Anderson High School respectively.

Mr Spence is due to start on Monday 13th August following the retirement of the current head teacher Barbara Morris. He started his career in education as a maths and physics teacher at Scalloway Junior High School. In 2000 he was appointed as a physics teacher at Brae High School, and in 2006 he was appointed to principal teacher of physics at the AHS.

Mr Spence said he was looking forward to the challenge of his new appointment at Aith, and leading the school during the final stages of the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.

He said: “I am looking forward to getting to know the pupils, staff, parents and the wider school community to continue to provide an excellent educational experience which helps to equip all the pupils with the flexible skills and positive attitudes to prosper.”


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