School’s out for long serving deputy head

PUPILS and staff bid a fond farewell recently to the deputy headteacher at Castlehill Primary in Bearsden, who is taking early retirement after 15 years at the school.

Heather McGratten (57) joined the school as a senior teacher and was promoted to depute headteacher, she has also served as acting headteacher during her time there.

Mum-of-two and grandmother of five, Ms McGratten said: “Castlehill Primary School is a special community of learners with wonderful staff - it’s a fantastic place.

“It’s been a privilege to teach there and I leave behind a great management team.

“I will now be able to spend more time on the golf course and hope to fit in a cruise before the end of the year.

“I also look forward to spending more time with my grandchildren.”

Headteacher Suzanne Kenney said: “During the past six months in my new post at the school Heather has offered me tremendous support.

“She has always been an extremely dedicated member of staff - very committed to the school. We will miss her greatly and hope she stays in touch.”