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Published 22 December 2016

Plans to bring St Eunan’s Early Learning and Childcare Centre under the leadership of the adjoining primary school have been approved.

The proposals for the new management structure at St Eunan’s ELCC were approved by West Dunbartonshire Council’s Educational Services committee following a six-week consultation with parents, carers, pupils and staff.

The ELCC and school have been working together successfully on a temporary basis over the last year. Councillors heard the arrangement had led to closer working between the centre and school, providing greater access to teachers and enhancing the transition to P1 for pre-school children.

The management of the Clydebank centre will now permanently change and come under the leadership of the school head teacher.

Councillor John Mooney, Depute Convener of Educational Services, said: “This arrangement has been working extremely well at St Eunan’s for some time. The decision by the educational services committee removes any uncertainty over the leadership of the centre and introduces a permanent solution for the pupils, staff, parents and carers of St Eunan’s.”

The new arrangement will be permanently introduced from January 2017.