And an awards ceremony was held this week by Dumfries and Galloway Council to recognise the group’s achievements.
They are Lesley Farrell, headteacher at Johnstonebridge and Nethermill Primary Schools; Ruth Cubbon, principal teacher at St Michael’s Primary School; Claire Storey, principal teacher at St Ninian’s Primary School; Alison Chambers, deputy headteacher at Moffat Academy; Melinda Clark, headteacher at Hoddom, Hottsbridge and Eaglesfield primaries; Jamie Farquhar, deputy head at Dumfries Academy/acting headteacher at Dumfries High School; and Kenny Pullen, principal teacher at Dumfries High.
Congratulating them, Cllr Jeff Leaver said: “This demonstrates their commitment to their profession and their aspiration to develop as effective school leaders. We wholeheartedly congratulate them on this significant achievement and wish them continuing success in their leadership role.”
Meanwhile, a record number of new teachers have picked up their pencils in the region.
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s education service welcomed 97 probationer teachers at the start of the new term.