He has over 20 years of primary teaching experience since coming to West Lothian as a student teacher, after retraining from his previous role as a surveyor.
Mr Harvey taught in various schools in Edinburgh for a number of years, gaining experience in all areas of nursery and primary school, including developing strong working relationships with diverse staff teams and parent/carers to support outcomes for all learners.
He moved to West Lothian in 2008 and has served in a number of senior school leadership roles, joining Winchburgh on secondment first before being appointed as permanent Headteacher.
In addition to his degree and primary teaching qualification, Ian also achieved his Scottish Qualification for Headship Post Graduate Diploma and is currently part of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership's Excellence in Headship programme
Ian Harvey said: "I have been made to feel very welcome by the pupils, parents/carers and staff at Winchburgh since joining in May 2018.
"Winchburgh is a rapidly growing, exciting and developing community which I am now privileged to serve as the substantive Head Teacher. It has been a pleasure starting to get to know the families of our fantastic school over the past few months, and I very much look forward to leading our whole school community in the exciting times ahead.
"I will continue to work with every one of our learners, staff, parents/carers and the wider community to ensure our school provides the very best learning experiences for every learner."
Executive councillor for education David Dodds said: "Congratulations to Ian Harvey on his permanent appointment as Headteacher for Winchburgh Primary School and Early Learning Centre.
"Mr Harvey has the right mix of skills and experience to lead the school, as it continues to grow and prosper along with the rest of the Winchburgh community."
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