Consultation on a New School Model

If you are interested in the future of Tiree High School, we want to hear your views.

We don’t need to tell you how important the school is – and has been – to the island. Cornaigmore Public School opened in 1876 and became a full six-year secondary in 1980.

For the past three years, Tiree High School (the combined Primary and Secondary Schools and Pre 5 Unit) has shared an interim executive headteacher with Oban High School. Argyll and Bute Council officials are now proposing to reorganise their schools. Instead of independent schools, each with their own headteacher, schools in an area would be grouped into ‘collectives’ run by a team headed by an Executive Headteacher. They call this the ‘Collective Leadership Model’. Their proposal is summarised at: https://empoweringoureducators.co.uk/proposals/

Argyll and Bute Council have asked Tiree Community Council to comment on this idea. We want to find out what people who live on Tiree think so that we can represent your views fairly. We welcome your thoughts if you are a pupil at the school (from S3 upwards); if you work at Tiree High School; if your children attend the school; or if you are an interested member of the community.

Follow this link to the survey, which should take no longer than five or ten minutes: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCGTJ2

This consultation will run until 10 pm 7 March. It is completely anonymous and confidential. Our summary of the views expressed – which we will publish – will express the range of views that you have given us. You can only submit one response on each device (say, a phone, an iPad or a computer). Thank you!

Dr. John Holliday

Convenor, Tiree Community Council