Rothesay Joint Campus

I have written before about the appalling mismanagement of this school in the period from around 2010/11 onwards until the then head teacher was removed, at long last.

However, the current chief executive of the council, Cleland Sneddon, was overall in charge of education until he got the heid bummer’s post last year. He has never taken any responsibility for the state of this school and, of course, he has repeated his “it wisnae me miss” nonsense over the recent and appalling Education Scotland report on the education service.

The aftermath of the mismanagement of education continues today and for a flavour of what it did to the parents, have a read at what they gave me during Sneddon’s complaint against me, here. If you read pages 300 and 301 of the case papers at this link, then read what the parents said. One of those parents has fought a long campaign to try and get some closure on the way in which her family were badly affected by the mismanagement of her daughter’s education. Just recently she eventually managed to get the council to agree to a joint statement which can be read at the link below. It has had to be heavily redacted but you will get the gist pretty quickly.

Confidential Joint Statement

The questions about Sneddon won’t go away, not perhaps until he does. In my view he is the biggest problem there is in Argyll & Bute Council and the newly elected councillors would do well to remove him and get in someone properly able to do the job. But I doubt they will.

Author: Michael Breslin

I am no longer a councillor with Argyll & Bute Council but given the appalling treatment I got from the senior officers and a few elected members, I plan to continue keeping an eye on what the council is doing.