New Executive Director of Children and Families

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Dundee City Council has appointed Paul Clancy as the new executive director of its children and families service. 

Mr Clancy is currently the city council’s head of service for secondary, 16+ and support for learners. 

He will replace the current executive director Michael Wood, who is retiring in May. 

Paul Clancy said: “I am absolutely delighted to be given this chance to take the children and families service in Dundee forward.  

“While I am acutely aware of the challenges that we face in Dundee, I am confident that our very strong team here will continue its work to improve the opportunities for every child in in this city.” 

Starting his career as a secondary teacher in 1985, Mr Clancy has served as a principal teacher, staff tutor, ICT education manager and educational development service head during his career. 

Councillor Stewart Hunter, convener of the children and families service committee, said: “This is an excellent appointment as Paul Clancy has a strong track record of delivering for our pupils. 

“The children and families service is allowing us to deliver for the young people of this city in a much more joined up and collaborative way. 

“We want to make more of a difference for children and families, especially those facing major challenges, and close the poverty and attainment gap.

“I would also like to thank Michael Wood for his commitment and dedication as the first executive director of our children and families service.”

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