The current headteacher at Kirkland High School has been appointed to the top post at Levenmouth’s new ‘superschool’ secondary.
Confirming the news, Ronnie Ross (46) told the Mail it was a “privilege to be a part of the next chapter for education in Levenmouth”.
The new school, which merges the catchments of both Buckhaven and Kirkland High Schools, will be the second biggest school in Scotland with a roll of around 1800 pupils.
Mr Ross, who was up against applicants from around the country for the post, said he had throughly enjoyed being headteacher at Kirkland for the past 10 years and this new position represented his “dream job”“ It’s really, really exciting,” he said, “and I’m delighted I get to see my career out in Levenmouth - I’ve loved it here.
“In education, nationally, it’s been a challenging time but change can also be inspiring and here, on a local level, we are about to embark on a major change.
“The staff in both schools are outstanding and I’m looking forward to bringing the two teams together.
“This new school will be state-of-the-art but it’s the people inside who are its most important asset.”
Mr Ross began his career in the Highlands before working in Fife as a history teacher at Lochgelly HS and later as deputy head at Queen Anne HS in Dunfermline.
When he took the post of headteacher at Kirkland in 2005 he was, at 36 years old, the youngest secondary headteacher in Scotland.
The first turf was cut in the grounds of Buckhaven High School last month and the building is due to open in 2016.