“We know we’ve a great school others should know it too”

From East Lothian Courier 24th Sept 2009

Gavin Clark outside PLHS

THE new headteacher of Preston Lodge High School says one of his biggest challenges will be changing some county residents’ negative perception of the school.

Gavin Clark took over at the high school at the beginning of the new term and aims to ensure the school achieves its potential and strengthens its reputation within East Lothian.

“I think the projection that some people outside this cluster have of the school is completely wrong,” he said.

“It’s already a really good school and one of the key challenges is to make sure it is known as one of the best schools (in East Lothian).

“I always knew that Preston Lodge was a good school and now I’m certain it could be one of the best in Scotland.”

The 42-year-old was appointed headteacher following the retirement of Willie Galbraith earlier in the year, and was formerly the depute head at Dunbar Grammar School.

“I’m really looking forward to spending time here and although it’s not without its challenges, it is a great school to work in,” he added.

“It has just been fantastic here so far and the community have been very welcoming. To come in and take over from the enormous contribution that Willie Galbraith put into the school was pretty daunting.”

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