Extended Leadership Team


The real value of Inverurie Academy is to be found in our people; staff, students, parents and community partners.  Full ‘staff team’ information can be found by looking in each of the Faculty areas.  However, please find information below about our Extended Leadership Team.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Neil Hendry (Head Teacher)
  • Alison Drysdale (Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S5 & S6)
  • David Anderson (Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S4)
  • Alasdair O’Connor (Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S3)
  • Laura O’Connor ( Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S2 – maternity leave)
  • Straun Gradner (Depute Head Teacher  & Year Head for S1)
  • Jill Milne (Acting Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S2, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday))
  • Claire Taylor (Acting Depute Head Teacher & Year Head for S2, Tuesday)
  • Marion Morrell (Cluster Business Manager)

Principal Teachers of Guidance

  • Phil Littler (Barra House)
  • Sian Penter (Crichie House)
  • Amy Sherrington (Davah House Tuesday to Friday)
  • Jemma Campbell (Davah House – Monday)
  • Emma Farquhar, (Harlaw House)
  • Debbie May (Selbie House Monday to Wednesday)
  • Katy Taylor (Selbie House Thursday/Friday)
  • Scott Willis (Thainstone House)

Principal Teachers (Faculty)

  • Olefine Richardson (Creative Arts)
  • Jill Milne (English)
  • Katie Mackintosh (English)
  • Graeme Cowie (Health and Wellbeing)
  • Julian Shepherd – (Humanities)
  • Duncan Webster (Science)
  • Iain MacIver (Technical and Vocational Education)
  • Claire Taylor (Modern Languages)
  • Anne Kelly  (Maths)
  • Eveann Holroyd-Ogston (Business and Information Technology)
  • Fiona Littlejohn (Additional Support for Learning Team)
  • Diane McFarland  (Additional Support for Learning Team)