Headteacher secondment

I am writing to let you know that I have accepted a 12 month secondment to be part of the Change Team, a group of five headteachers who will be working to transform Highland education.  The fact that I have been offered this secondment is a huge compliment to Grantown Grammar, our values, attainment and achievement.

I don’t have a start date for the secondment yet, but it is likely to begin in May and I should return to Grantown in August 2020.  An acting headteacher will be appointed in due course and I will let you know details when I have them.

This is a huge opportunity to make a difference to young people in Highland and I hope to have a very positive impact on Highland education, but please be aware that accepting the post was a hard decision and I will very much miss Grantown Grammar.  I will make sure that I visit frequently and stay aware of how the school is getting on while I am on secondment.

I’m sorry that I don’t have more details to share with you at the moment but felt that it was important that you heard about this secondment directly from me rather than from any rumours.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours faithfully
Claire McGonigal
Headteacher