Elaine Logan became Warden (Headteacher) of Glenalmond College, Perthshire, in September 2015. She is the first female Head of a Scottish co-ed boarding school.
Since joining Glenalmond, Elaine has improved academic aspiration with the introduction of increased, and longer, teaching and study periods; implemented Computer Science and Mandarin as examination subjects and initiated a new teaching wing specifically designed for pupils looking to pursue a medical or veterinary science career.
A full refurbishment of Neish’s, the historic 1st XV rugby and 1st X11 lacrosse pitch and stand, has been completed during the new Warden’s tenure, as has the appointment of a new Director of Sport, improved sports programme, a restructuring of the Senior Management Team and formation of an External Relations Department.
Born in Perth, Elaine read English at Edinburgh University. Her first teaching job was in the state sector at Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy. After this she spent 14 years at Dollar Academy before moving to Loretto School in 2001 where, prior to joining Glenalmond, Elaine was Acting Head, Deputy Head, Housemistress and teacher of English, Drama and PSHCE.
As a trained singer, with a wide range of musical interests and experiences, including solo singing in jazz and dance bands, Elaine continues to teach at Glenalmond, in prep and primary schools.
Elaine commented: “As a teacher and Senior Manager I am unashamedly pupil-centred and my over-riding objective is that the boys and girls at Glenalmond realise their full potential, not only in terms of academic results but in all walks of school life.”
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