School term ends with Elie saying goodbye to Mrs Mackay

Maggie Mackay (far right) head teacher at Elie Primary School

Maggie Mackay (far right) head teacher at Elie Primary School

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A school year packed with success for Elie Primary is concluding on Friday with a tinge of sadness for retiring headteacher Maggie Mackay.

Almost eight years of her long career in education have been spent at the small East Neuk school, where she said it was a “privilege” to work.

Maggie Mackay
Maggie Mackay

Originally from Greenock, Mrs Mackay spent a number of years in special education and university studies, as well as teaching in several Fife schools, including Crail, before succeeding Chris Roy in the top post at Elie.

She said she was very proud of how the small 32-pupil school had coped with big demands, as well as its achievements in such areas as outdoor environmental education, partnership with a school in Malawi, the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools, the Commonweath-themed Inspire>Aspire programmes, and a lot more, as well as “delivering the core areas of curriculum”.

Taking on the annual village pantomime, she added, had also involved the whole school and done wonders for pupils’ confidence.

Paulene Bradshaw is to be Mrs Mackay’s replacement.


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