New head teacher for Southesk Primary

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A primary school in Montrose has seen the appointment of a new headteacher.

Sarah Morgan, who comes from Montrose, has been appointed to head up Southesk Primary School in the town.

Sarah, who previously worked at Hayshead Primary in Arbroath as depute head, has recently been the acting head at Southesk Primary.

She was interviewed successfully for the permanent position last Thursday (March 3) and took up the post the very next day.

Sarah said: “I have been working at the school for two years now but I’m excited about getting to know all the parents really well and to push ahead with my new ideas as well as taking on board everyone’s views.

“At this school there is an emphasis on Growth Mind Set, which means being open minded rather than of a fixed mind set

“Instead of saying I can’t do that I want people to say I can’t do that - yet.

“I want children to realise there is no reason why they can’t achieve their goals eventually by putting in the work and reaping the rewards eventually.

“We also use the “Nurture” system which takes an individual approach to the children.

‘‘We aim to be caring, understanding and restorative with the children as individuals.”

A brand new sensory room is being put into the school which will offer the children a new enriching experience using the senses of sight, touch and sounds.

Sarah said: “Southesk Primary is a beautiful building with great architecture.

“We now need to find a new depute head teacher, so the school are looking for a suitable person to take up the vacancy.