Head Teacher, Boclair Academy
Douglas Brown has been Head Teacher in Boclair Academy since August 2013 following promotion from his post of Depute Head Teacher in Hyndland Secondary School. Prior to this he was Principal Teacher of English in Lenzie Academy and Principal Teacher of English and Pastoral Care in Larbert High School. He has also worked as an Associate Assessor with Education Scotland for the last eleven years.
Over the course of the last six years Douglas has created a relationship based approach to school leadership and improvement. Respect and Achievement are now core values within in the school, where young people and adults are empowered to lead. This child centred approach to school life has ensured a strong ethos of inclusion and the achievements and attainment of the school community have increased significantly over this time.
Key to this success has been the development of strong relationships with partners out with the school who share the same vision and values. As a result of these relationships the school now provides an all through, all-inclusive wider achievement programme which meets the needs of all learners through effective partnership working.