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Westhill Academy head Derek Thompson lands GTC Scotland role

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Image caption Derek Thompson said he was honoured

The head teacher of Westhill Academy in Aberdeenshire has been elected as the new convener for the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Derek Thompson replaces David Drever, formerly the depute head teacher at Kirkwall High School.

Mr Thomson has been the head at Westhill for the past 14 years.

He said of the GTCS appointment: "I am hugely honoured to have been selected for this important position."

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