01 July 2019

Councillors share their support for #ilovemyschool

Cllr Gillian Owen and Cllr Mark Findlater are Chair and Vice Chair of our Education and Children’s Services Committee. The committee steers policy relating to all aspects of Education and Children’s Services, from agreeing the budget to giving the ‘ok’ for new ways of working and challenging officers’ plans when they feel that’s necessary. 
Ultimately, their job is as much about ‘Getting It Right For Every Child in Aberdeenshire’ (GIRFEC) as a teacher or social worker and they are really pleased to recognise the wealth of good work going on in schools across Aberdeenshire as part of #ilovemyschool week. 
Councillor Owen lives in Ellon and enjoys dropping in to visit local schools and see how they are getting on. She said: “It’s always an absolute pleasure to visit my local schools – it's one thing reading about the theory through committee papers and another to see for myself just how much is being achieved within each and every school setting. I’m absolutely an advocate for this #ilovemyschool campaign and I hope that every teacher, whether they voice it or not this week, takes the time to reflect on what they’ve achieved just being there for these young people.”
Councillor Findlater added: “It’s absolutely right that schools give themselves a pat on the back this week. If you look across the whole landscape, from supporting parental engagement and family learning to working through a challenging recruitment landscape and managing inspections as well as delivering on attainment, these guys are our modern day super heroes. We appreciate all that you do – well done on everything you’ve achieved this year.”

They're pictured here with Abbie, our Career Ready Student of the Year, earlier this year.
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