Principal teachers to be retained in East Lothian

East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council

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A review of East Lothian Council’s primary school management has been agreed which sees the retention of principal teacher posts across the authority.

The council undertook the review of as part of a wider consideration of council services and provision and the need to identify budgetary


The review proposals were circulated to staff, unions and parents as part of a consultation process and their feedback helped to shape the final decision which retains principal teacher posts within the primary sector whilst also realising required savings.

Councillor Shamin Akhtar, cabinet member for education and dhildren’s services said: “The council carried out a genuine consultation on the Primary School Management Review with staff, unions as well as parents. Previous consultations have not asked the views of parents but we thought that this was important. We have listened to the views put forward which proposed to keep all 47 principal teachers within the county. I’m pleased with the outcome of this review and believe this is the best way forward.”

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