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Council appoints new Director of Education

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South Ayrshire Council has appointed Lyndsay McRoberts as their new Director of Education.

Lyndsay, who is currently head teacher at Duncanrig Secondary School in South Lanarkshire, comes to us with a wealth of experience in education.  She is currently a non-executive board member of Education Scotland and an advisory council member of the Scottish Qualifications Authority. She is also an associate assessor for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education.

Lyndsay is more than familiar with South Ayrshire, having been head teacher at Kyle Academy, and she was also our first ever executive head teacher, overseeing both Kyle and Ayr academies simultaneously.

Lyndsay will take up the education element of Douglas Hutchison's Director of People and Depute Chief Executive role.  Earlier this month Douglas left South Ayrshire Council to become Glasgow City Council's Director of Education.

Lyndsay, who will start her new role prior to the Easter break said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed to this role and very much looking forward to returning to South Ayrshire. There is a strong story of success across education in South Ayrshire and it is a privilege to be returning to work alongside education colleagues, young people, parents/carers and communities to build on this."

Councillor William Grant, Children and Young People Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "I am delighted that Lyndsay is returning to South Ayrshire to take on the role of Director of Education. I consider her to be an inspirational leader with a proven track record in boosting attainment. She is well respected in South Ayrshire and I have no doubt she will hit the ground running."

Councillor Peter Henderson, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: "This is a welcome appointment. Lyndsay has so much experience at a national and local level and will be pivotal when it comes to giving children and young people the best start in life. We're already the best in Scotland when it comes to positive destinations for school leavers and Lyndsay is sure to help build on this success."