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Rousay School to get new Head Teacher

Rousay Community School is to get a new Head Teacher, following the early retirement of the current Head.

Orkney Islands Council will re-deploy the Head Teacher of Flotta Community School, Ms Freida Napier, when the school closes permanently in the summer.

Current Head Teacher, Rousay resident, Alison Mainland has taught at Rousay Community School for over 20 years.

Napier started her teaching career in Shetland, the county of her birth. She then went on to gain teaching experience in New Zealand, where she spent 18 months.

Following her return to Britain, Napier taught for eleven years in London. It was during her time in the capital that she achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Napier first moved to Orkney in 2008, working as a Support for Learning Teacher at Papdale Primary School, in Kirkwall. For a short time, she was the Acting Head Teacher of Eday Primary School, before becoming Flotta's Head Teacher in August 2009, permanently from October last year, with the school roll then at 4. However, with no pupils expected to be attending Flotta's School after the summer, Napier will be deployed to Rousay's School.

Napier currently resides on the Mainland of Orkney, after purchasing a house in Kirkwall recently. She is expected to commute daily to the island.

There will be an opportunity for parents and other members of the community to meet Ms Napier, on Friday 28 May, at the School.

21:52 Tues 27/04/2010