Faculty of Creative and Expressive Arts
St. Margaret’s  High School
Welcome to the Faculty of Creative & Expressive Arts

Our faculty consists of Art & Design, Drama, Music and Photography.  We offer exciting and challenging experiences in all four curricular areas for Broad General Education (BGE) and Senior Phase.  We have a broad range of courses and levels on offer to our young people to ensure they can participate in all subject areas at the appropriate level to meet their individual needs.

Our Staff

Linda Jamieson (Faculty Head)   

Art & Design

Linda Jamieson
John Dale
Lynn Spicer
Nicola Rounagh
Paul Sheridan  


Carol Hunter
Monica Nisbet


Christopher Wardlaw

In addition to our permanent staff we work together with our team of music instructors to deliver lessons that support the delivery of the music curriculum.

Music Instructors

Michael Bryans - Drums & Tuned Percussion Instructor
Alan Donald - Keyboard Instructor
Billy Young - Guitar Instructor
Kay Searles - Strings Instructor
Dennis Kane - Brass Instructor
Ross Cowan - Bagpipes Instructor
Christopher Cruickshank - Woodwind Instructor

We offer full and rich experiences in all four subjects by providing challenging lessons focusing on pupil engagement, pace, breadth, personalisation and pupil progress.  We use pupil profiling to monitor pupil progress.  This informs our teaching, planning for needs and next steps.  We involve pupils and parents in self and peer evaluation and use our findings to adapt our courses to ensure we stay abreast of curricular developments.  This enables us to provide the best educational experiences for our young people in Creative & Expressive Arts.


Art & Design - National 3, 4, 5 / New Higher / New Advanced Higher

Photography - New Higher

Drama - National 3, 4, 5 / New Higher

Music - National 3, 4, 5 / New Higher / New Advanced Higher

Music Technology - New Higher

Our Aim

As a faculty we are enthusiastic about developing new courses to further extend the opportunities and experiences for our young people.  We aim to offer Creative Industries at National 5 level from August 2016.  We constantly engage with colleagues from within and out with our faculty.  We participate in Interdisciplinary Learning Projects.  Our aim is to operate an open door policy while constantly striving to share best practice amongst staff and pupils alike.   We work together to achieve a sound understanding of standards set by Scottish Qualification Authority and Education Scotland.  We have high expectations and as a faculty we approach our work with mutual respect and promote Christian values in line with our whole school vision.
Useful Links/Publications
St Margaret's High School, Waverley Drive, Airdrie, ML6 6EU    t.  01236 794888  f. 01236 747429    e. office@st-margarets.n-lanark.sch.uk   d.  directions to school
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