Council’s bid to appoint new ‘superhead’ draws a blank

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A model designed to tackle difficulties recruiting head teachers for the Borders’ Roman Catholic schools has so far not attracted any suitable candidates.

Scottish Borders Council has admitted that its initial advertisement for the ‘superhead’ post for the region’s four RC primary schools has drawn a blank.

Councillors agreed to the controversial single head teacher proposal in January. An SBC spokeswoman said: “The post will be re-advertised with the aim to have someone in place for the start of the new school session.”

Senior education officer Karen Gray is acting as head teacher to St Margaret’s in Hawick, St Joseph’s in Selkirk and St Margaret’s in 
Galashiels.