Julie Calder

Head Teacher

West Calder High School


Before taking post at West Calder High School in May 2017, Julie worked as Head Teacher of Rothesay Joint Campus in Argyll and Bute where, among other things, she oversaw the integration of a number of Syrian refugee children into the school community. Julie went into teaching as a Modern Studies teacher in 2007 at Paisley Grammar School, before moving on to become Principal Teacher of Social Subjects at Irvine Royal Academy. An appointment as Depute Head at Ardrossan Academy followed, then on to a similar role at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh, before taking the post as Head Teacher in Rothesay, a 3-18 facility, where she was responsible not only for secondary education, but also primary and early years.

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