This year’s first term at Providence Christian School, Stornoway, has proved to be most encouraging for all connected with the School, the school says.

As well as seeing five new pupils and four new families joining the School community through the term, the School also welcomed a new Headteacher, Mr Mark Musty, pictured above. 

Mr Musty, 52, who has a wealth of teaching and management experience in a variety of settings was appointed earlier this year and took up post in August.

Having spent many years on the south coast of Devon and even experienced two spells of teaching on the Falkland Islands, he is undaunted by island weather, as is testified by the daily sight of him cycling into work from Point to Stornoway.

Only two weeks into the new Session, the School underwent a Quality Improvement and Professional Engagement Visit by HMIe School Inspectors.

The recently released report has been most encouraging to all involved with the School. the school says.  In addition to commenting on the diverse range of subjects and experiences embraced within the curriculum, reference was also made to the leadership given by the new Headteacher and the School Board. 

A School spokesman said, “It is most pleasing to have such a positive Report from the Inspectors, and testimony to the hard work of all, especially our new headteacher.  We believe that God’s provision of him indicates a desire that the School will flourish and be a blessing to the whole community.”

Of great assistance to the School has been the completion of renovation work at the School’s new premises in the Cearns.  This has led to the
maximum Roll allowed for the School being doubled to 32 pupils. 

Rev. Graeme Craig, Secretary of the School Board said, “After years of using buildings which were not the most suitable or attractive, it is wonderful to have a building that looks and feels like a school and is most suitable for the purpose. 

"We cannot thank God enough for this provision, and look to the Lord for his ongoing help as we seek to develop the School further.  It is intended to have an Open Day at the School in the near future so that supporters may see what has been done.  Without their generosity, this would not have been possible.”

After such an encouraging term, the School are looking to build on this progress.  There still remains a vacancy for a teacher at the School and it is hoped that more families will see the benefits of the distinctly Christian education in a small school setting. 

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