Retirement of Ann Ballinger, General Secretary

The Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association today confirmed the early retirement of the General Secretary, Ann Ballinger with effect from the end of December 2012 on health grounds. The Council of the Association had already been informed of Ms Ballinger's intention to retire early.

Ms Ballinger was President of the Association prior to being elected as General Secretary in 2009.

Alan McKenzie who has been acting up as General Secretary following Ms Ballinger's indisposition will continue as acting General Secretary pending the election of a new General Secretary.

SSTA President Margaret Smith said “In her period as General Secretary at a time of constant change Ann Ballinger has been at the forefront of giving voice to the Secondary view of Education in Scotland.”