About Us

The Trustees and Alumni team

As trustees, we will work tirelessly with the school and community to promote and encourage excellence in all aspects of school life and we invite you to help us in any way you can. Although much of the Trust’s work involves small-scale projects, we are very proud of the splendid heritage of the school and, among our projects, have developed a unique oral history project, which will become embedded in the future curriculum, to capture the tales of our alumni(ae) for posterity. The Trustees meet five times a year to consider applications for funding from pupils and staff. Trust Projects & Grants

The Trust’s Alumni team is keen to widen engagement with former pupils, maintaining a database of former pupils, looking after alumni archives and playing a key role in facilitating alumni events such as ‘Gillespie Gatherings’, class and year group reunions, talks, visits etc. The Alummi team invite former pupils to join the database and support and contribute to alumni related activities. (see below)

Current Trustees

Trustees from 2023 to 2024

Mr Neil McCallum (Head Teacher)

Mr Ian Porter (Depute Head Teacher)

Mrs Sheena Purdom (Chair, former pupil and parent of former pupil)

Ms Susan Scullion (Finance, former pupil)

Ms Pauline Flannery (Local councillor)

Ms Lizzie Boakes (Parent of school pupil)

Ms Vikki Plant (Admin, Parent Council rep)

Mr Ross Grimley (Former pupil)

Mr Bruce Crawford (Vice Chair, Parent of school pupil)

Current Alumni Team

Fiona Donaldson – Alumni database, archives and communications
Christine Ferguson 
Linda Forret – Alumni Newsletter

  • If you would like to be included on the list of former pupils please complete our contact form. We will use this information to keep you informed of events and related activities with regular newsletters. We also welcome suggestions and ideas for the kind of events you would like to attend, possible speakers you would like to hear and articles and photos you would like to see on the website. Please get in touch – we value your input.

Alumni Team contact: alumni@jamesgillespiestrust.com

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