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New headteacher for PUCPS

Sarah Burton has been appointed as Headteacher of Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary School.

01 April
Sarah Burton

Originally from Northern Irelend, Sarah first joined Harrysmuir Primary in Livingston when she came to West Lothian.
 
She has also had spells with Education Scotland as a Development Officer working on the Scottish Schools National Intranet Glow, and Principal Teacher at Riverside Primary in Stirling.

Sarah returned to West Lothian as depute Headteacher of Mid Calder Primary School before joining Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary School (PUSCPS) as acting Headteacher over a year ago.

Miss Burton said: "I am delighted to be appointed permanent Head Teacher of PUSCPS and would like to thank our whole school community for their support during my time as Acting Head Teacher.

"My vision is to drive forward our school motto of 'Positive understanding supports confident personal success'. I believe that every child deserves a champion to ensure that they can become the best they can be and our children should be at the centre of all the decisions we make.

"Principal Teacher Mrs Cougan and myself are excited about the road ahead, leading our whole school community through the next part of our journey to excellence and equity.

"Ultimately, I hope that our children take away happy memories from their primary school experience and that they remember the events, people and the learning that made school memorable for them, enabling them to develop and demonstrate our school values."

Executive councillor for education David Dodds said: "We are pleased to recognise the good work already undertaken by Miss Burton and her team at Pumpherston and Uphall Community Primary School.

"We are confident she will continue to develop the school in the community, and help pupils on their journey to achieve their full potential." 
 

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