GRANT Whytock, former deputy rector at Buckhaven High School, has been announced as the new interim head at the Levenmouth school.
Mr Whytock was appointed to the role after former rector David McClure was seconded to Madras High School after Ian Jones accepted a new post in Qatar.
Speaking to the Mail, Mr Whytock said: “I’m really looking forward to getting on with the job. I’ve been at Buckhaven for 16 years and have really enjoyed my time here and have a real affinity with the school.
“The school has been going through a programme of real improvement and my focus will be to maintain the high standards we have achieved and to carry on supporting the young people here.”
Continuing, Mr Whytock said: “The pupils and staff have been great since the announcement was made and I think we all work really well together. The staff here are all like a big family and I’m confident that that is the way we will continue to work.”
Speaking about plans for a new high school for Levenmouth, Mr Whytock said: “I’m looking forward to working with the local authority on the planning aspect, and exploring the learning and teaching aspects, because the big thing for me is curriculum.”
Commenting on Mr Whytock’s appointment, John McLaughlin, area education officer for Levenmouth said: “We are delighted that he has been successful in being appointed to the interim position at Buckhaven High School.
“This will enable the school to go from strength to strength during an exciting time for Levenmouth.”