Appointment of the new Warden

The College Council are delighted to announce that they have appointed Ms Elaine Logan to succeed Gordon Woods as the 18th Warden of the College from August 2015. 

Elaine Logan is married and has a fifteen year old son and two other grown up children.

Elaine Logan was born in Perth. She read English at Edinburgh University. Her first teaching job was at Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy, after which she spent 14 years at Dollar Academy. Moving to Loretto in 2001 she is currently the Deputy Head having been a Housemistress, teacher of English, Drama and PSHCE. More recently she has been the Child Protection Officer and Acting Head at Loretto. She has a wealth of experience and an outstanding track record in school management, teaching and learning, and pastoral care. She is a trained singer with a wide range of musical interests and experiences including solo singing in jazz and dance bands.

We have been very fortunate to have had Gordon Woods guide and develop the School for the last 12 years. Gordon, I know, is delighted with the appointment, which comes after a rigorous selection process during which we have been privileged to meet a very strong field of candidates. The College Council is confident that we have found in Elaine Logan a leader who is committed to educational excellence and outstanding pastoral care for her pupils, as well as having the vision to direct the school through the next stage of its development. We look forward to working with Elaine Logan as the School moves forwards with inspiration and confidence under her leadership.

Elaine gave the following short comment following her appointment: “I am delighted that I will be the next Warden of Glenalmond College. The chance to lead this outstanding school, and build on the excellent work of Gordon Woods, is both an honour and a great opportunity. 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. A Glenalmond education, as a boarder or as a day pupil, is very special indeed and I am determined to make it available to as many children as possible. It is the ethos that exists within a school that sets the tone for learning. The relationships between the pupils, staff, parents and governors are key to a happy and thriving school community.”

Elaine Logan will assume responsibility for the College on 1st August 2015 and there will be a full and extensive hand over before then.