Warm welcome for Karen

New head teacher at Linlithgow Academy, Karen Jarvis
New head teacher at Linlithgow Academy, Karen Jarvis

Linlithgow Academy has opened its doors to the start of a new term and warmly welcomed the arrival of new head teacher Karen Jarvis.

Karen, who was formerly deputy head teacher at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, has taken the reins at Linlithgow Academy.

Mrs Jarvis studied biology at the University of Stirling.

Before her appointment as head teacher at Linlithgow, she held a number of science- related posts at Inverness Royal Academy, Larbert High School, Bell Baxter High School, Bathgate Academy and Broxburn Academy.

Mrs Jarvis said: “I am impressed with the range and quality of opportunities available to the young people at Linlithgow Academy and I am delighted and proud to become part of this successful school.

“I am looking forward to building on these strong foundations and working with the whole community to continue to improve and provide the best possible outcomes for all our young people.”

When she isn’t working, Mrs Jarvis, who lives in West Lothian, likes to spend time with her family.

She said: “My family enjoy a variety of sports and I have completed several walks, runs and cycles for charity.

“Last year I challenged myself by completing the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond.”

Executive councillor for education Lawrence Fitzpatrick, said: “Mrs Jarvis has an excellent reputation.

“I would like to welcome her to the team at Linlithgow.”