New Head Teachers have been named for three East Lothian schools.

Campaigns to recruit Head Teachers for Musselburgh Grammar School, North Berwick High School and West Barns Primary School got underway in February 2021. The three school communities have now been informed that the positions have been successfully filled. 

Jodie Hannan, currently Head Teacher at Drummond Community High School, has been appointed to Musselburgh Grammar School. She will replace Colin Gerrie, who is leaving at the end of June 2021 to become Head of Greenfield International School, Dubai. Ms Hannan will join the Musselburgh school community in August 2021.

Michelle Moore has been appointed Head Teacher at North Berwick High School. Ms Moore is currently a Quality Improvement Officer with the City of Edinburgh Council and, previously to that, she was Depute Head Teacher at North Berwick High School for just over three years. Ms Moore will take up post at the start of the new school session in August. She will replace Lauren Rodger who retires from the school at the end of June 2021. 

Mrs Christine Rednall, currently an Education Support Officer – Leadership and Learning with Midlothian Council, has been announced as West Barns Primary School’s new Head Teacher. Mrs Rednall was formerly Depute Head Teacher of Mayfield Primary School, Midlothian. She joins the school replacing Laura Hay who is moving from Acting Head Teacher at West Barns to a permanent Depute Head Teacher position at Dunbar Primary School. Mrs Rednall’s start date will be announced in due course.

"Wealth of experience"

Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services Lesley Brown said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointments of Ms Hannan, Ms Moore and Mrs Rednall to Musselburgh Grammar School, North Berwick High School and West Barns Primary School respectively. They bring a wealth of experience to their new roles and are looking forward to working with their school communities. We know they will be well supported by their staff teams, pupils and families as they take up their new appointments.”

Published: Thursday, 1st April 2021