Only one Rothesay Academy teaching role left unfilled

Rothesay Joint Campus head teacher Patricia McCurrach left the post on March 29; Argyll and Bute Council hopes to have a permanent replacement in post by August.
Rothesay Joint Campus head teacher Patricia McCurrach left the post on March 29; Argyll and Bute Council hopes to have a permanent replacement in post by August.

Only one classroom teaching post at Rothesay Academy is currently unfilled, according to a report for local councillors this week.

The report, to be presented to members of Argyll and Bute Council’s Bute and Cowal area committee on Tuesday, re-states the authority’s intention to recruit a new head teacher for the school who will start work in August, at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

Apart from the vacant head teacher’s post, the only unfilled teaching role at the school is for a modern languages teacher for 80 per cent of the school’s working week.

On the head teacher vacancy - created by the resignation of Patricia McCurrach, who was appointed in October but left on March 29 for personal reasons - the report states: “The vacant post has been advertised in the first instance, as a temporary appointment until the end of June, by internal advert (within Argyll

and Bute).

“This will allow time to consider and generate an advert for a permanent post holder during the summer term with a start date of August 2015.”