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Lindsey Watt



Lindsey Watt pictureLindsey Watt taught for almost forty years and for twenty-five years was a Headteacher in four Edinburgh schools. She retired as Headteacher of Castleview Primary School, in February 2018. The HMIe Inspection of 2013, gave Castleview excellent evaluations, rating the pupil experience as one of the best in Scotland. The school was awarded several City of Edinburgh Achievement Awards.

Lindsey was a Columba 1400 HTLA graduate in 2003, an experience she describes as life changing. In 2011, Lindsey was a member of the Scottish Government's Attainment Group and from 2013-2014 she was seconded to the City of Edinburgh Council, to support the raising of attainment across the city and the creation of leadership experiences for headteachers. She returned to Castleview Primary in May 2014 to resume her post with the additional responsibility of Seconded Headteacher Broad General Education at Castlebrae Community High School.

Lindsey was awarded the 2017 Robert Owen Award by the Deputy First Minister, recognising her as an inspirational educator. She is a member of the First Minister’s International Council of Education Advisors. She was awarded an OBE for Services to Education in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List 2018.