Two new appointments to CSSC’s Education Support team

CSSC has welcomed two new permanent full time staff to the education support team. Andrew Brown and Derek Harkness join the organisation in their new roles as School Support Officers (SSOs) to work alongside colleagues Jill Brown, Heather McKenzie and Tracey Woods to complete the education team, led by Jayne Millar, Head of Education Support.

Education Support Team

The increase from four SSOs to five is the result of Council’s decision to augment the school support model from within existing resources. This has given CSSC the opportunity to reorganise the deployment of officers to support individual schools and enhance efficiencies within the CSSC support model. 

These new appointments have resulted in a change to the named SSO for some schools which has been communicated to all registered controlled schools.

The new appointments further enhance the extensive range of knowledge, skills and experience within the CSSC staff team.

Within the CSSC programme of work, each SSO also takes the lead in an area of responsibility as follows:

Ethos and Governance, Shared Education – Heather McKenzie

Raising Standards, Leading Learning – Jill Brown

Raising Standards, Leading Ethos – Andrew Brown (Post Primary)

Raising Standards, Leading Ethos – Derek Harkness (Primary)

Nursery Sector, Special Sector & Area Planning – Tracey Woods

Welcome aboard Andrew and Derek.

Find out more about the CSSC team



(L-R) Tracey Woods, Derek Harkness, Jayne Millar, Andrew Brown, Heather McKenzie, and Jill Brown, School Support Officers, CSSC


19 September 2019