New head teacher appointed to Foula
The school in Foula will be getting a new head teacher by the end of this year, with a long-running struggle to find someone to fill the rural post finally coming to an end.
Members of the education and families committee heard on Monday that a number of staff vacancies were being recruited to.
It comes as children’s services have forecast a £68,000 revenue underspend, with the recruitment to staff vacancies described as one of the key drivers in that.
Director Helen Budge said two attempts had been made to recruit a head teacher to Foula.
“We have now been successful, and a new head teacher will take up the post by the end of this year,” she said.