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Senior Learning Team
Mr Andrew Hunter
The overall responsibility for all pupils in the school lies with Head Teacher, Andrew Hunter.
Parents should make initial contact with the relevant Senior Staff member, should there be any issues regarding their child.
Mr Hunter has responsibility for Primary Four, supported by Ms Gallagher and Mr Armstrong.
Ms Carolyn Anstruther
Depute Head Teacher Nursery and P1
Ms Anstruther has Early Years responsibility for Nursery and Primary One
Ms Anstruther began her teaching career at Bruntsfield Primary where she was soon promoted to Senior Teacher, the first in Edinburgh to have a Media Studies remit. She was successfully appointed Senior Teacher at Sciennes in 1998 and has played an instrumental role in leading initiatives in school throughout her career, most notably in Art and Design and in establishing the School Library. Ms Anstruther has been Acting Depute Headteacher since June 2010 and was successfully appointed to the post of Depute Headteacher in February 2012.
Ms Lucy Gallagher
Depute Head Teacher P5-7
Ms Gallagher has responsibility for Primary Five, Six and Seven
Ms Gallagher began her teaching career in 1990 at Sciennes and was seconded to City of Edinburgh in 1999 as ICT Development Officer, working with nursery, primary, secondary and special schools across the city. She returned to Sciennes in 2004 and was seconded as a Curriculum Development Officer within Boroughmuir and James Gillespie’s Clusters to develop Literacy, Numeracy, Assessment and Transition, whilst also teaching ICT with classes at Sciennes and maintaining the school website. She returned to full-time teaching and became Principal Teacher in 2008, taking on the role of Acting Depute Headteacher since June 2010 and appointed DHT in September 2012.
Depute Head Teacher
Mr Armstrong has responsibility for Primary Two and Three
Business Manager Mr Steve Davies