Proposed establishment of a Shared Headship across Innerwick Primary School and Stenton Primary School

Closed 31 Jul 2017

Opened 19 Jun 2017

Results Updated 2 Aug 2017

A Report on the Outcome of the Consultation has been produced and is available below. This will form the basis of a report to East Lothian Council on the 22nd August 2017.



Rationale for Change

East Lothian Council is committed to supporting small rural primary schools and maintaining local provision and high standards of education. You may well be aware that the Scottish Government recently announced plans to strengthen the role of Head Teachers as leaders of learning within the Education Governance: Next Steps 15th June 2017 ( East Lothian Council places a high importance on supporting our Head Teachers in developing the skills and knowledge to secure improvement in our schools. Over the past few years, the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and the Scottish Government’s new national outcomes for education as set out in the National Improvement Framework have brought about changes to the role of a Head Teacher. East Lothian Council considers a shared headship across Innerwick Primary School and Stenton Primary School to be the preferable option in providing the Head Teacher with the ability to carry out effectively such duties associated with both recent and planned changes within education.

A formal report will be produced by the Education Service and will be presented to full council for consideration and approval, the report will include views taken by all school community stakeholders.

Click on the Consultation Document under 'Related Documents' below to view the full proposal, with details and background.


> Public Meeting: 

  • Monday 26 June 2017 at 7pm in Dunbar Grammar School

> Drop in Session:

  • 20 June: 11am - 11:30am Stenton Primary School
  • 20 June: 2:30pm - 3pm Innerwick Primary School

> Parent Council Meeting:

  • 22 June: 7pm Innerwick Primary School
  • 28 June: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Stenton Primary School
  • 28 June 7:45pm - 8:45pm Innerwick Primary School 

You can send your views by post to:

Innerwick and Stenton Consultation, Education, East Lothian Council, Resources and People Services, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA.

Or email:



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