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Announcement from David Glen, Chairman of the Board of Governors - 31 December 2020

Thursday, 31 Dec 2020

The following announcement was shared with the Morrison's Academy Community on 31 December 2020 by David Glen, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Morrison's Academy.


As Chairman of the Governors, I am writing to inform you that Gareth Warren, Rector and Principal will be leaving Morrison’s Academy at the end of this academic session to take up the post of Principal at George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh. 

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to Gareth for his leadership of Morrison’s Academy and contribution to school life during the past six years; much has been achieved.  I would also like to wish Gareth well in his new position at George Heriot’s School.

At this stage, it is also important to inform you of our intention to start our recruitment process immediately, with a view to having selected a candidate by Easter.  It is my desire for us to have the successful candidate in the role for the start of the new academic year.

Morrison’s Academy is an innovative, creative, forward-thinking school and prides itself on offering our pupils a truly personalised education with diverse opportunities to explore their passions and develop their strengths.  Gareth Warren joined Morrison’s Academy in August 2015, and since this time, the school has seen much development delivered by a dedicated and expert staff.  Morrison’s Academy’s strong academic heritage has been enriched with numerous skills-focused educational programmes including Forest Schools, the first Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Scotland, and a unique STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme for Primary pupils.  Each of these programmes teaches vital life and employability skills.  The School has simultaneously also invested in the campus, upgrading many of its facilities, including the installation of a modern floodlit hockey pitch, state of the art libraries and science labs, a strength and conditioning suite and more recently the new STEM workshop, the Bauhaus Suite.

This focus on development continues.  The Board has recently ratified a new five year Strategic Plan, which includes challenging, inspiring academic plans complemented by major capital investment to continue developing the campus facilities and provide a leading edge learning environment.

All of this represents an exciting opportunity for a new Rector to oversee the next stage of our development.  I believe the school will attract an exceptional new Rector who will bring their own energy and momentum. 

In parting, I would like to once again thank Gareth for his efforts throughout his tenure, especially during the past year in our new COVID world and his continued stewardship prior to his departure.  I look forward to being able to announce our new Rector to you in due course.

David Glen

Chairman of the Board of Governors

Morrison’s Academy