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

Emma Wallace

Depute Head Teacher

Alison Coyle

Depute Head Teacher

Gillian Stafford

Acting Depute Head Teacher/ Principal Teacher

Elaine Park

Raising Attainment Team

Leanne Satera

Primary 1a

Michelle Ayres

Primary 1b

Lisa Howard

Primary 1c

Lisa Fox

Primary 2a

Sophie Evans

Primary 2b

Leah Blair

Primary 2c

Emma Wengel

Primary 3a

Nicola Irving

Primary 3b

Jenny Murphy

Primary 4a

Siobhan Cassells

Primary 4b

Darren O'Hanlon

Primary 4/5

Amy Harkins

Primary 5a

Emma Hutchison

Acting Principal Teacher and Primary 5b

Jaqueline Hampsay

Acting Principal Teacher and Primary 5b

Louise McGuire

Primary 5/6

Louise McGlynn

Primary 6a

Karen Thomson

Primary 6b

Allan Ramsay

Primary 7a

Kathryn Lindsay

Primary 7b

Chloe Davidson

Primary 7c

Michelle Coyle


Emma Smith


Iain Usher


Lynn Gordon


Lorraine Shaw

Clerical Assistant

Melissa McAlees

Clerical Assistant

Johnny Millen


Elizabeth Quinn

Education Support

Julie Strain

Inclusion Worker

Active Schools Coordinator

Andrew Mitchell

Andrea McCullough

Early Learning Childcare Officer

Annmarie Vaughan

Classroom Assistant

Valerie McCowie

Classroom Assistant/ ASNA

Lynda McWilliams


Alan Thornton

ASNA/ Breakfast Club Assistant

Gemma McKenzie

Principal Teacher