Kirklandneuk Primary School is in Renfrew Scotland. Our current role is 479. We have 18 classes and one Nurture class. 

The Head Teacher is Mrs Karen MacKechnie. She is supported by 3 Depute Head Teachers, Mr Jay Smith- McKnight, Mrs  Emma Wallace, MrsGillian Stafford and 2 Principal Teachers and Mrs Gemma McKenzie and Mrs Emma Hutchison.

We are very proud to be the first School in Renfrewshire to recieve the National Nurturing School Award by Nurture UK in 2019. The 6 principles have been embedded throughout the school and have become part of daily life here at Kirklandneuk. Having the principles embedded in our practice has allowed all children in our school to thrive and become confident and independent learners. Through these principles they are picking up skills that will enable them to overcome challenges and succeed in life.

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Karen MacKechnie

Head Teacher

Jay Smith- McKnight

Depute Head Teacher

Emma Wallace

Depute Head Teacher

Gillian Stafford

Acting Depute Head Teacher/ Principal Teacher

Gemma Burns

Principal Teacher

Michelle Coyle

Primary 3a

Siobhan Cassells

Primary 2b

Michelle Ayres

Nurture teacher

Emma Hutchison

Primary 3a

Leanne Breslin

Primary 1b

Lisa Fox

Primary 4a

Kirsty McLean

Primary 1c

Jenny McLean

Primary 2a

Nicola Irving

Primary 4/5

Lisa Howard

Primary 1a

Louise McGuire

Primary 5b

Jaqueline Hampsay

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Sophie Evans

Primary 1c

Darren O'Hanlon

Primary 6b

Karen Thomson

Primary 5/6

Kathryn Lindsay

Primary 7a

Chloe Davidson

Primary 7b

Elaine Park

Raising Attainment Team

Iain Usher


Emma Wengel

Primary 3b

Emma Smith


Louise McGlynn

Primary 5a

Lynn Gordon


Lorraine Shaw

Clerical Assistant


Johnny Millen

Elizabeth Quinn

Education Support

Paul Harrison

Home Link Worker

Julie Strain

Inclusion Worker

Jay Smith-McKnight

Acting Depute Head

Active Schools Coordinator

Andrew Mitchell

Andrea McCullough

Early Learning Childcare Officer

Annmarie Vaughan

Classroom Assistant

Valerie McCowie

Classroom Assistant/ ASNA

Lynda McWilliams


Alan Thornton

Breakfast Club Assistant/ ASNA

Lauren Peacock

Primary 4b

Eilidh Westwood

Primary 6b