Senior Leadership Team
Headteacher: Mr C. Hutchison
Depute Head Teacher: Mrs D. Lobban
Principal Teacher: Miss K. Stewart
A bit about us
I am delighted to be Head Teacher of Aboyne Primary School this year. It is a real privilege to be joining the Aboyne Community and I am relishing the prospect of working closely with all our children and families alike.
I have been part of Senior Leadership Teams in schools in Angus and Aberdeenshire since 2016, having entered teaching as my second career a number of years earlier: previously I was a journalist and newspaper Editor with daily and weekly newspapers. I always say I have had two of the best jobs in the world – but teaching is most definitely my favourite and my passion! Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family in Aberdeen and Forfar as well as watching football and supporting my team, Forfar Athletic FC. My school badge lanyard gives a clue to my other hobby – adding to my ever-growing collection of vintage Batman and Superman superhero comics.
I love my job! I have been at Aboyne Primary School for a number of years as Principal Teacher and more recently as Depute Head Teacher. I am passionate about our school and community and always strive to get it right for each and every one of our pupils, staff, and families. I am a keen explorer and try to visit new places, at home and abroad, and experience new things as often as I can. I have two Border Terrier dogs who love to explore Scotland with me. My chickens usually stay at home!
This is my second year at Aboyne Primary and my first year as principal teacher. I am thoroughly enjoying my new role and feel very lucky to work at such a friendly school filled with fantastic families. Before joining Aboyne in 2021 I lived abroad for 5 years and worked at different international schools in both Bangkok, Thailand and Vigo, Spain. This wonderful opportunity allowed me to combine my passion of teaching with my love for travelling and experiencing different cultures. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking and am also sports mad! I am a huge Manchester United fan which is a constant source of hilarity for many of the children who enjoy winding me up about how rubbish my team currently is!