Month: September 2015

Agenda for 30 September 2015

What: Parent Council meeting
6:30pm Wednesday 30 September
Breadalbane Community Campus
All welcome

  1. Introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Head teacher’s report.
  4. DHT Nicola Ross presents on the school’s SQA results.
  5. Update from the communications subgroup. Progress report on the survey.
  6. Update from parent council groups (Fundraising, ASN Parents, parent reps scheme, IMS update).
  7. Update from Comann nam Pàrant.
  8. Student Support Centre letter
  9. Date and time of next meeting.

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New Principal Teacher, Business education

Julie Sanderson is the new principal teacher of business education.

Julie Sanderson is the new principal teacher of business education.

Name: Julie Sanderson
Teaches: Principal Teacher, Business education

My name is Julie Sanderson. I’m Breadalbane Academy’s new Principal Teacher of Business Education.  I’ll be responsible for teaching business as part of the Broad General Education phase of Curriculum for Excellence and will deliver Business Management and Administration & IT courses within the Senior Phase.

When I saw the position advertised at Breadalbane Academy I was very keen to apply. I’m passionate about my subject and wanted to have the opportunity to lead learning in this area.  Having attended a rural secondary school in Fife, I was interested in working in the same type of school, especially as a contrast to a school in a more urban setting.  I love visiting Aberfeldy and the surrounding area, so I knew how lucky I would be to work in such a beautiful part of Scotland.

Becoming a teacher was a career change for me. After a decade of running a busy convenience store as part of a bigger family business,  I decided to leave retail to teach business. I love learning and my business experience has given me a wealth of real life examples and contexts to share with my students.

After returning to university to obtain my PGDE in 2009, my first position was as a probationer at Linlithgow Academy.  After completing my probation year, I accepted a position as a classroom teacher at West Calder High School, also in West Lothian, where I had the opportunity to teach Business Management, Administration and Accounting, as well as leading whole school development of enterprise and employability within the curriculum.


New P2/3 teacher for Breadalbane Academy

Name: Ruth CameronRuth Cameron
Currently teaching: P2/3 class

My name is Ruth Cameron and I will be teaching P2/3 this session. I began my teaching career in 1996 at The Community School of Auchterarder as a supply teacher. I then moved on briefly to work in Goodlyburn in Perth, before returning to Auchterarder in a permanent post.

During my time in Auchterarder I taught at all stages in primary, before deciding to specialise in early education. On completion of my studies I was awarded Chartered Teacher status.

I was attracted to the post at Breadalbane because I wanted a new challenge in a smaller school. And having worked in a community school before, I was keen to work in a primary with close links with the secondary department and with the community.