A THIRD school within a matter of days has confirmed a new headteacher will take the reins.

West Barns Primary School will welcome Christine Rednall to the role, with a start date yet to be announced.

Currently an education support officer – leadership learning with Midlothian Council, Mrs Rednall will replace Laura Hay, who has moved from acting headteacher at West Barns to depute headteacher at the nearby Dunbar Primary School.

Mrs Rednall was previously depute headteacher of Mayfield Primary School in Midlothian.

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The appointment comes on the heels of Musselburgh Grammar School and North Berwick High School confirming new headteachers.

The campaigns to find the trio of headteachers got under way in February, with Jodie Hannan confirmed as the next headteacher at Musselburgh Grammar School and Michelle Moore returning to North Berwick High School.

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Lesley Brown, executive director of education and children’s services at East Lothian Council, welcomed the new headteachers.

She said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointments of Ms Hannan, Ms Moore and Mrs Rednall to Musselburgh Grammar, North Berwick High School and West Barns Primary School respectively.

“They bring a wealth of experience to their new roles and are looking forward to working with their school communities.

“We know they will be well supported by their staff teams, pupils and families as they undertake these new challenges.”