News for the new 2019/20 Session!

A very warm welcome back to our young people for the start of the 2019/20 session, with a very special ‘hello’ to our new S1 – our largest intake in years and double last year’s intake.

The new session at Castlebrae has started very positively, with our new S1 intake being the largest in years and then (on the first day back for our students) came the news that the Planning Application for the new Castlebrae building (due to open in August 2021) had been approved.

Read more about the new Castlebrae 2021 here

At the end of the 2018/2019 session, we said farewell to Alan Murphy, our STEM Curriculum Leader for the past 7 years. We wish Alan all the best in his new role as Curriculum Leader of Maths at Ayr Academy, much closer to home!

We were delighted to welcome new colleagues to Castlebrae for this session and to welcome back Chris Hume who returns to Castlebrae following two years as Acting Depute Head at Queensferry High School. We also welcome back Jodi Clark in Support for Learning following Maternity Leave.

Our new members of staff are:

Matthew Hughes (Curriculum Leader, STEM)

Jessica Heatlie (STEM, Maths)

Maria del Carmen Saez-Martinez (STEM, CDT)

Cara Marquadt (Social Subjects & RMPE)

Ross Donaldson and Zoe Grant (Expressive Arts, Physical Education)

Lorna Coan (Support for Learning)

Kathryn Brack (Broad General Education Teacher)

It’s fantastic to welcome so many new colleagues to our amazing Community as we grow in numbers and plan ahead for the move to the new build. Exciting times for Castlebrae!