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New Chief Education Officer starts in post

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August 2022

Former Alloa Academy Headteacher Colin Bruce, has started in his new role as the new Chief Education Officer for Clackmannanshire.

Colin, who was at Alloa Academy for the past five years, will work alongside current Interim Chief Education Officer, Cathy Quinn, until the end of the month when she retires.

Prior to working in Clackmannanshire, Colin trained as Teacher of Design and Technology and gained experience in leadership positions within Pupil Support (Guidance and ASN) and as a Senior Manager in three secondary schools in Fife. 

Colin said that there have been many highlights during his time at Alloa Academy including the outstanding positive destinations for school leavers, improved attainment, and in recent years the staff have been awarded Excellence in Professional Learning from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).  

He added: “I am very proud to be part of a strong and forward-thinking team at Clackmannanshire Council, who share my passion for empowering our communities and improving experiences and outcome for children and families.  

“I have relished being Headteacher at Alloa Academy over the past five years and I am very proud of the school and the community. It is an exciting time in education across Scotland. In my new role I aim to provide excellent services for children, young people, families and communities. I am fully committed to lifelong learning, giving children the best possible start in life as they progress from nursery to school and beyond.”

Councillor Graham Lindsay, Clackmannanshire Council’s spokesperson for Education, added: “It’s great to have Colin on board and I look forward to working with him to support our learners of all ages to be the best they can be. My thanks also go to Cathy Quinn and the team for their hard work over a challenging couple of years.”