FINAL appointments to the senior-level posts within the new education leadership and management structure across the Infant and Junior School and Camp Education (IJS/CE) and the Falkland Islands Community School (FICS) have now been made.
At IJS and Camp Education, Anne Milston will be Principal, supported by Deputy Principal Dorinda Rowlands.
Mrs Rowlands said: " I am looking forward to this role and working with colleagues to ensure we continue to provide a caring and stimulating environment in which every child is encouraged to be the best they can be."
The new role of Camp Education Manager will be advertised shortly and filled on an interim basis by Tracey Forrester who has recent and significant experience within Camp Education and on the school's leadership team.
At FICS, Principal Christina Watson will have two senior leaders to support the work the school is doing to improve standards of learning and achievement across the board.
Head of Curriculum Gavin Roberts will lead on work to improve the curriculum to meet the academic needs of students, while Lynsey Morris (Head of Pastoral) will be developing the pastoral support function to offer help and advice for the physical and emotional welfare of pupils at the school.
Reflecting on his appointment Mr Roberts said: “I’m really looking forward to supporting the students, staff, new principal and wider community in my new role. School improvement is a passion of mine and ensuring that students receive the right academic package to suit their individual needs and journeys is my priority. I am keen that we offer students the right experience and that their efforts contribute to the continuous improvement of the school.
"I have high expectations of all staff and students and will endeavour to push the students to achieve their full potential during their time at FICS.”
Speaking of her new role, Lynsey said: “We want to develop an integrated approach to pastoral care, where policies and practices are geared towards providing a nurturing academic environment which give students the opportunity to grow their self-esteem, confidence and independence. We already have a committed group of staff and in my new role I aim to expand on this by adopting a holistic approach to helping pupils achieve their goals by putting their needs at the heart of our school.”
The new structure will be in place for the beginning of the new academic term on Wednesday September 4.
Karen Steen will be the new Executive Head with leadership responsibility across all schools to help ensure a single, coherent education system for the whole of the Falkland Islands.