Congratulations to our seven newly qualified teachers

The graduates are the first to complete our ‘grow your own teacher’ initiative.

The DLITE and Learn to Teach PGDE initiatives offer an innovative route to initial teacher education whilst giving specific focus to creating opportunities for ‘home grown’ graduates to be supported within their local authority to become qualified teachers.

Chief Executive Margo Williamson said: “Congratulations to our seven graduates. This is a challenging course and I know each of you have worked hard to be here today. As well as continuing in your current post with Angus Council, you have been studying and learning on placement in our schools over a period of 18 months.

“We have seen the vacancies in teaching grow. The programmes delivered in partnership with Aberdeen and Dundee Universities have ensured we have seven more teachers in our area.

“Angus Council is committed to helping our employees grow and learn. We will continue to work with our universities to support flexible pathways into teaching. This has been a really successful programme for our staff and I look forward to more of them taking up such opportunities. I wish them well as they start their new career in teaching here in Angus.”

Student roll call

Aberdeen University (DLITE)

  • Lesley Watson
  • Karen McGlone
  • Jennifer Gall
  • Susan McEwan

Dundee University (Learn To Teach)

  • Valerie Smith
  • Alison Stuart
  • Claire McGowan