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The Board of Governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Louise Aitcheson BA (Hons) P.G.C.E., MSc as the new Principal of Dalriada School from 1st August 2024.

Mrs Aitcheson, from Cloughmills, studied at Queen’s University Belfast gaining a B.A. Hons 2:1 degree and then completed a Post Primary P.G.C.E. certificate in Education in Geography at the University of Ulster. She also holds an MSc in Education from the same University. Louise has been teaching for 21 years. Her first post was in Larne High School as a Geography Teacher moving to Antrim Grammar school after two years to teach the same subject.

During her time at Antrim Grammar School, she became Head of Geography, a Senior Teacher and then a Vice-Principal.

On appointment she told the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Brian Dillon, that she was delighted to accept the post and shared Dalriada’s vision for education.


Mr. B.J. Dillon


Dalriada School


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