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Headteacher Report

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council

Headteacher’s Report

Thursday 28th September 2023

  1. Staffing Update

Primary Intensive Support Provision – Post not filled following advertisement for permanent post.  This has now been advertised as temporary only, and we hope that interviews might take place next week.

Primary 7 teacher – Ms Maree Grant will be leaving us to take up a post in Blairgowrie High School after the October holidays.  This post has now been shortlisted and hopefully will be interviewed for next week.

 PT HE – Ms Bryony Campbell will return to this post on a part-time basis in October, moving back up to full-time by Christmas.  Thanks to Ms Neilson and Ms Chamberlain for covering the PT Post and to Ms Jenkins for supporting in the department.

Early Childhood Practitioner – one vacancy now in the nursery which is being advertised.  This is being covered internally in the meantime.


  1. Attendance

The school will continue to stress with parents the importance of maximising pupil attendance.  We are also sharing year groups statistics on attendance at assemblies and are keen to impress upon young people the connection between good attendance and good academic performance.


  1. Parental Communications PolicyWe aim to respond to all parent enquiries within 5 working days but will often respond much sooner.  I would urge any parent who has not heard back within 5 days to contact the school again.  I would also remind parents that urgent enquiries are best communicated by phoning or speaking to staff at reception.  We will not always get communications right but parents letting us know where there has been a problem really helps us with quality assurance.