I just wanted to officially welcome Seonaid Cooke and Julie Brewer to the Development Officer team. This is quite exciting as, although there are always lots of wonderful people helping out and developing things in the background, this will be the first time we’ve had an official ‘team’! Both have a wealth of experience with Seonaid being responsible for co-creating our new and updated Early Years materials (more on that soon) and Julie is an ‘old hand’ as she was Development Officer a number of years ago and was responsible for writing the Highland Numeracy Progression which is widely used across Highland.
Between the three of us we will have responsibility for the schools in Highland that are part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge Schools Programme; those that have opted for support through Pupil Equity Funding; wider Highland wide development work as well as involvement with the Northern Alliance and national initiatives.
The diary is already looking pretty hectic despite there being three of us as the remit has expanded so much but it’s set to be an exciting year!