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A week in primary: 2 December 2016

One of Scotland’s leading independent schools has appointed the first female principal in its 388-year history. Lesley Franklin will take over at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh when Cameron Wyllie retires. She is believed to be the first head of a junior school to be appointed to lead an independent secondary. The hiring of Ms Franklin – who is currently head of Heriot’s junior school – follows October’s news that Gordonstoun in Moray had appointed its first female principal, Lisa Kerr. Last year, Elaine Logan became the first woman to lead Glenalmond College in Perthshire.

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