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Former Members of Staff
If you are a former member of staff, or know a former member of staff, please contact Mrs L Bryce, Former Pupil and Staff Information Coordinator, at L.Bryce2@ mgfl.net .
See also In Memoriam: our tribute to former members of staff who have died in recent years
Former Members of Staff
We have not yet begun adding content to this section. However if you are a former member of Newbattle staff who would like to provide a brief summary of where you are working now, or what you are doing since retirement - for the interest of pupils and staff who worked with you, then please email the webmaster.
A number of long-serving members of staff have retired in recent years:
- Retirement in June 2017:
- Mr Colin B Taylor, Head Teacher (January 1999 to June 2017), Depute Head Teacher (August 1997 to January 1999), Assistant Head Teacher (August 1991 to August 1997), Assistant Principal Teacher of PE (October 1982 to August 1988), Teacher of PE (January 1980 to October 1982). Seconded as Head of Education for Midothian Council from 2010 to 2011.
- Retirement in August 2016:
- Mr Trevor Leach, Depute Headteacher (1991-2016)
- Retirement in July 2015:
- Mrs Anne Miller, Teacher of Maths (1993-2015, having worked at Greenhall High School previously)
- Retirement in April 2015:
- Mrs Lorraine McVean, Kitchen Manager
- Retirement in June/August 2014:
- Mr Bob Martin, Principal Teacher of Guidance (1979-2005), Class Cover Assistant (2008-2014)
- Mrs Janice Kernaghan, Principal Teacher of English (started at Newbattle in 1996)
- Mrs Evelyn Hogg, Principal Teacher Support for Learning (started at Newbattle in 2008)
- Mrs Margaret Smith, Office Support Assistant (started at Newbattle in 1995)
- Mr David Bayne, Craft Design Technology (started at Newbattle in 2006)
- Retirement in June 2013:
- Mr Colin Inverarity, Principal Teacher of Geography (started at Newbattle in 1985)
- Mr Brian Walker, Principal Teacher of History (started at Newbattle in 1996)
- Mrs Margaret Dorans and Mrs Betty Hares, drivers of the Breakfast Bus
- Retirement in October 2012: Mr Graham Moffat, Depute Head Teacher (Acting Head Teacher January-June 2012, and formerly Head of Biology)
- Retirement in June 2012:
- Ms Sheila Leverett, Teacher of PE (starting at Greenhall High in 1976, transferring to Newbattle in 1994 when the two schools merged)
- Mrs Doreen Jansch, Principal Teacher (Guidance/Pupil Support) and Teacher of Physics (started at Newbattle in 2003).
- Mrs Maria Halliday, Principal Teacher Learning Support (started at Newbattle in 2003).
- Mrs Helen Hannan, Head of Home Economics (started at Newbattle in 2003)
- Retirement in June 2011:
- Mr Duncan Sangster, Depute Head Teacher (started at Newbattle in 1991)
- Mr Peter Gray, Principal Teacher of Art (started at Newbattle in 1984)
- Ms Diane Falconer, Teacher of Business Education and Principal Teacher (Positive Behaviour Management), (started at Newbattle in 1979)
- Ms Christine Hamilton, Teacher of PE (started at Newbattle in 1971).
- Retirement in March 2011: Mr Jim Sinton, Head Janitor (started at Newbattle in 2000)
- Retirement in December 2010: Mr Sandy McPake, Principal Teacher of Physics
- Retirements in June 2010:
- Mrs Morag Lyall, Teacher of Chemistry
- Mrs Mary Oliver, Science Technician
- Mrs May Sinton, Head Cleaner
- Retirements in June 2009:
- Mr David Hogg, Principal Teacher of Modern Languages
- Mrs Janis Hogg, Teacher of Modern Languages
- Mrs Lorraine Cormack, Principal Teacher of Music
- Mr Kenny Oliver, Technician in the Technical Education Department.
- Retirements in December 2008:
- Mrs Mary Cameron, Librarian
- Mrs Margaret Ferguson, Depute Head Teacher.
- Retirements in June 2008:
- Mr Charlie Blyth, Principal Teacher of Business Education
- Mr Bob Clark, Principal Teacher of Chemistry (tribute page for Mr Clark)
- Mr Jim Crichton, Principal Teacher of Technical Education
- Mr Alan Gilroy, Principal Teacher of Science
- Mr Keith Knox, Teacher of Technical Education.
- Retirements in June 2007:
- Mr Albert Harris, Teacher of English
- Mr Bob Jenner, Principal Teacher (Guidance/Pupil Support)
- Miss Margaret Mackenzie, Teacher of Modern Languages (tribute page for Miss Mackenzie)
- Mrs Shirley Sweeney, Office Assistant/Reprographics.
- Retirements in June 2006