New vice principal for Cookstown High School

Mr Wayne Brown, new vice-principal of Cookstown High School.
Mr Wayne Brown, new vice-principal of Cookstown High School.

COOKSTOWN High School has a new Vice Principal, Mr Wayne Brown.

A native of County Armagh and educated at Portadown College and Stranmillis University College, Mr Brown has been a valued member of staff at Markethill High School for 17 years. He will take responsibility for pastoral matters.

Mr Brown was the Head of Religious Studies, taught English and most recently was a Senior Teacher. He holds a Masters Degree in Education as well as the professional qualification for Headship. In addition to his work in Markethill, Mr Brown was seconded to work for CCEA and remains a senior examiner with the board. He said he was delighted to be appointed to the school.

“This is a school with a great reputation across the country,” he said. “Good pastoral care is crucial to young people as they settle into school, and to their wellbeing and their ability to learn and succeed after that. I know that the pastoral provision here was highly praised by the inspectors and I am delighted that I’ll be able to build on such a sound foundation.”

Principal Graham Montgomery added: “Wayne Brown comes to us well placed to play a key role in leading the high school forward in the coming years. We are excited about the future as we continue to promote excellence, opportunity and support for all our pupils.” He is married to Helen and they have two children, Jane and Uel.