Whiteford impressed on visit to Peterhead Academy

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ENTHUSIASTIC and friendly Peterhead Academy pupils left a big impression on Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford when she visited the school last week.

Dr. Whiteford was at the school to discuss how the academy was moving forward under acting head teacher Tim McKay.

While there she also met with members of the academy’s pupil council and talked about how they were helping lead change and improvement in the school.

Commenting following her visit, Dr. Whiteford said: “It was a real pleasure to meet students from the pupil council, whose pride in their school and enthusiasm for making it all that it can be is both commendable and infectious.

“I wish them all the best in the good work that they are doing.

“I was pleased for the opportunity to discuss how the school is doing with the acting head teacher, Tim McKay.

“I was very encouraged by the culture of improvement at the school and hope that it can continue to go from strength to strength in the months and years ahead.”

Mr McKay arrived at the school at the start of the year and vowed to instil a sense of attainment, achievement, attendance, appearance and attitude in pupils.

The Rector immediately began by greeting each pupil in the morning as they entered the school building, ensuring they were smartly dressed and on time.

Mr McKay commented at the time: “I expect each pupil to say ‘good morning’, be welcoming and to hold the door open for one another.

“These basic values are important. Basic manners contribute to the school community and ensure that each and every pupil becomes a successful citizen and the best person he or she can be.”