Tuesday, 31 December 2013
New Year’s Honour for Southcraig Head Teacher
South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie today (Tuesday) sent her congratulations to Lorraine Stobie, Head Teacher of Southcraig Campus in Ayr, who receives an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2014 for services to children with special educational needs.
[Pictured: Lorraine Stobie (right) interviewed by Jackie Bird as she is recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Education Awards last year.]
This is the latest major honour for Lorraine, who has been a teacher for 36 years and last year received Lifetime Achievement Awards at both the Pearson Teaching Awards and the Scottish Education Awards.
Lorraine is considered an exceptional head teacher and an inspirational leader in her field, and is renowned as an expert in the education of children and young people with profound learning difficulties and complex physical conditions. She has helped transform attitudes and approaches to the way such children and young people are treated, rejecting previously held views that they could not be educated. Lorraine treats each child as a unique individual; she knows them and their families intimately and is their champion.
Provost Helen Moonie said: “This is very well-deserved recognition for Lorraine, and is testament to her passion and commitment to fighting for positive outcomes for those with additional support needs. She has helped support and change lives for many young people and their families and that is a legacy that will live on for many years. We are delighted Lorraine’s efforts have been recognised at this level and send her our most sincere congratulations.”
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